Websense enhances Triton with new features

News by Dan Raywood

Websense has added ten new features to its Triton solution including cloud-based sandboxing, advanced data loss prevention (DLP) and spear phishing protection.

Websense has added ten new features to its Triton solution including cloud-based sandboxing, advanced data loss prevention (DLP) and spear phishing protection.

The web, email, mobile security and DLP solution now includes advanced malware and data theft defences, according to the company. Websense said that the new features included in version 7.7 of Triton "provide the data-aware defences necessary to prevent today's advanced attacks that lead to data theft".

Speaking at a launch event in Central London, Didier Guibal, executive vice president of worldwide sales at Websense, said that the "new security features will help you fight off the new security threats".

He said: “What we are protecting has evolved. Before it was structured we knew what it was, where it was located and who had access, so we had more command over it. Now there has been an explosion of different information over a protected DMZ into the world and we are facing a world where hackers have a knowledge of their opponents and from a business perspective, it is how I see it too.”

The ten new features in the Websense ACE (Advanced Classification Engine) include the ability to detect criminal encrypted uploads, advanced malware payloads and command-and-control recognition.

Carl Leonard, senior security research manager, EMEA at Websense, told SC Magazine that this level of "malware recognition" enables forensic investigations to solve the what, when, where, why and how when it comes to analysis after an event.

He also highlighted the advanced DLP capabilities that he explained offer 'drip' (or stateful) detection, and optical character recognition (OCR) of text within images, so if a photo is taken of sensitive data, that data is identified.

Spear phishing protection with cloud sandboxing that is offered as a service means Triton is able to identify suspicious links in emails for real-time analysis, according to the company. Also, once a recipient clicks on an embedded URL, Websense analyses the website content and browser code in real-time, in a cloud environment, to ensure safety in any location at any time.

Leonard highlighted the real-time URL filtering capability, so as a user clicks on a URL it is evaluated and it is marked as clean or infected, and if something is infected, when it is clean again it is re-marked as being so.

John McCormack, president of Websense, said: “No matter what you are running: anti-virus, URL filtering or next-generation firewalls, cyber criminals may find a way in and will establish command and control communication to steal your data.

“Our advanced malware and data theft protection measures set a heightened standard for security and forensic reporting. Our technology is designed to retain and contain your most sensitive data, while providing you with the visibility necessary to understand how significant the threat to your organisation truly is and what cyber criminals are targeting.”

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