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Customers gain unmatched protection against modern threats with industry-leading threat intelligence

Redwood Shores, Calif.: Imperva, Inc., a pioneer and leader of a new category of business security solutions for critical applications and high-value business data in the data center, has announced the release of SecureSphere 10.0. With this announcement, Imperva raises the bar for Web application firewall (WAF) effectiveness by unveiling ThreatRadar Community Defense, the first crowd-sourced threat intelligence service that aggregates and validates attack data from WAFs to protect against hackers, automated clients, and zero-day attacks. Imperva is also extending its unmatched security coverage for data center assets by introducing SecureSphere Directory Services Monitoring plus support for NFS, IMS, and PostgreSQL.

“As vendors deploy more shared-intelligence features in their products, make use of them; they can make you more effective and more versatile in responding more quickly to today's threats,” said Anton Chuvakin, research director at Gartner, and Ramon Krikken, research VP at Gartner, in a May 2012 report titled Security Information and Event Management Futures.

Imperva ThreatRadar Community Defense delivers crowd-sourced threat intelligence to Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewalls (WAF). Gathering live attack data from WAFs deployed around the world and distributing this data in near-real time, Community Defense fortifies the entire community against emerging threats. Community Defense translates the attack feeds it gathers into attack patterns, reputation data, and policies to safeguard Imperva-protected Websites from similar attacks and attack sources.

“Together, Imperva ThreatRadar Reputation Services and Community Defense pull crowd-sourced data from around the world to provide heightened insight into the identity of these attackers,” said Amichai Shulman, Co-Founder and CTO of Imperva. “As the first company to deliver crowd-sourced threat intelligence for Web application firewalls, we continue to innovate to deliver what we believe are the best, most advanced Web application security solutions available to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

Additionally, a Hacker Intelligence Initiative report, released today by Imperva, found that threat-blocking efficiency increased with crowd-sourced threat intelligence for the Web applications tracked in the report. The three-month long study of 60 Web applications demonstrates that cross-site information sharing (i.e., crowd sourcing) results in threat intelligence that enables protection against large-scale campaigns. For more information, or to download the report.

Along with ThreatRadar Community Defense which is part of the SecureSphere WAF family, today’s release highlights two additional areas of the SecureSphere platform:

SecureSphere File Security: SecureSphere Directory Services Monitoring (DSM) enriches Imperva’s File and Database Security products by providing the ability to audit, alert and report on changes made in Active Directory. DSM allows organizations to continuously monitor critical activity and meet compliance requirements, making it a comprehensive platform for protecting critical applications and data across various systems in the data center. Additionally, added support for NFS extends Imperva’s unstructured data coverage into additional environments including Unix and Linux.

SecureSphere Database Security: SecureSphere 10.0 offers agent technology enhancements and extended support for IBM’s Information Management System (IMS) and PostgreSQL, to provide enterprise-class database audit and protection solutions to organizations, large and small

d risk.  For example, even a simple application-based rule change such as the opening of unnecessary ports, could expose us to a serious security breach.”

Tufin SecureApp completely rethinks the way firewalls are managed and provides large organizations with the ability to automate application connectivity management safely and securely. This provides large enterprises with an answer to a problem which has been a recent major headache for them — managing firewall change processes to account for the massive rise in the number of networked enterprise applications being developed and the speed at which they have to be deployed during a period of unprecedented hacker attacks and data breaches.

Theissen continued:  “We chose Tufin SecureApp and are deploying the full Tufin Security Suite because it identifies and proactively monitors all necessary network access for business applications and creates a much cleaner, more reliable and much more transparent firewall policy. Because this data is continuously updated and automatically ‘customized’ for our needs, we’re confident that our process will be optimized and that potential threats will be reduced to a minimum.”

Reuven Harrison, CTO of Tufin said: “Enterprises are becoming increasingly reliant on applications in order to gain business advantage and offer better services to their customers. However, being able to deploy new applications quickly and securely without disrupting day to day activities can be extremely difficult and lead to wasting precious resources on time consuming and error prone tasks, such as application deployment, maintenance and decommissioning. By using SecureApp, companies can manage the network connectivity of enterprise applications and help security, application and operations teams to remain agile, efficient, and able to adjust to today’s fast-changing business and IT requirements."