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General Dynamics Fidelis XPS Bolsters YARA-powered Capabilities

June 21, 2014

General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions reported that it has expanded the capabilities of its flagship network security solution, Fidelis XPS, by building on its application of YARA technology.

In its release, the Company said Fidelis XPS' implementation of YARA technology now extends beyond the infiltration phase and into the command and control (C2) communication and lateral propagation phases, delivering a continuous response posture across the entire threat lifecycle.

General Dynamics reports that Fidelis' use of the malware discovery and classification tool, traditionally used with static data, is an "industry-first" application of the technology for data- in-motion.

Enabling both the real-time detection and prevention of malicious cyber activity, the Company noted, Fidelis XPS enables customers to leverage existing, community-driven YARA intelligence to strengthen their security posture, while freeing time and resources for other cybersecurity initiatives.

Tom Lyons, vice president of product management for General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions, said: "With today's advanced, intelligent and persistent adversaries, it's vital that an organization's defense is one step ahead. However, security analysts do not have the time or resources to do it all on their own, so they must look to the collective intelligence of the security community to strengthen their defenses. We are taking the benefits of YARA one step further by eliminating the time needed to translate rules, instead enabling them to be plugged directly into Fidelis XPS. Through our copy, paste, protect feature we are expanding the reach and effectiveness of the analyst team to immediately go on the offensive against today's threat actors."

General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions offers a portfolio of products, services and expertise to combat sophisticated advanced threats and prevent data breaches.

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