Blue Coat enhances advanced threat defense portfolio

Blue Coat Systems has launched Mail Threat Defense to enhance its Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) solutions portfolio.

With the addition of the new security solution, Blue Coat will provide in-depth protection against the common trifecta of attack vectors – web, email and network – for defense against advanced threats across the enterprise.

Advanced Threat Defense solution build an security strategy to detect, contain and resolve advanced threats and attacks across the top three threat vectors web, email and network  and allows organizations to reduce risk.

The company said email is the most powerful channel for malicious intent and targeted attacks.

Blue Coat Labs uncovered Inception Framework, malware attack targeting military diplomats and business executives using infected email attachments as one of the many layers of the cyber attack framework.

Blue Coat’s Mail Threat Defense without disrupting message flow, protects against email-borne malware and extracts malicious content.

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Company officials said mail threat defense balances speed, user autonomy and enterprise security.

The new security solution is capable of pre delivery inspection and makes sure that before the email reaches the end user it examines email attachments and tests embedded links for malicious activities.

Mail Threat Defense determines course of action to the message and attachment based on level of risk and end-user.

“Our new Mail Threat Defense allows employees to be both productive and protected,” said Hugh Thompson, CTO and senior vice president of Blue Coat.

Blue Coat enhances security infrastructure by combining protection, malware analysis and big data security analytics with real time global threat intelligence.

Blue Coat’s Mail Threat Defense solution for on-premise and cloud based deployment, will be available beginning this summer and also plans to support email traffic on its Content Analysis system in summer of 2015.

Last month, Blue Coat Systems announced Bain Capital from Thomas Bravo will acquire the enterprise security solution provider for nearly $2.4 billion.

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