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New Threat Protection Solution from Norman Now Available

In response to growing concerns from the worldwide security and IT community over the proliferation of cyber threats, Norman AS, a global leader in threat discovery, malware forensics and analysis, and industrial control system protection, today announced the availability of the newest version of its powerful Malware Analyzer G2 (MAG2) platform. The MAG2 integrates real-time threat data with Norman’s Network Protection (NNP) cyber attack discovery system, through its Network Threat Discovery (NTD) feature, to provide comprehensive network protection.

Norman’s Network Protection system sits on the network and automatically detects and collects malicious files that may have slipped past traditional defenses. Forensics teams analyze the malicious code in these files using MAG2. MAG2 provides industry-leading Hybrid SandBoxing, technology that enables IT and security teams to run suspicious artifacts through the award-winning Norman SandBox®, and concurrently analyze the code in Norman’s virtualized IntelliVM modules. The new Network Threat Discovery feature provides a feedback loop through which NNP uploads malware files to MAG2 for analysis. After MAG2 has identified specific malware attributes, NTD feeds this information back to NNP, which then protects the network against future threats.

“Some corporate and government response teams see as many as 100,000 malicious software files in a single day,” noted Christophe Birkeland, Norman AS’s Chief Technology Officer. “The combination of Norman Network Protection and Malware Analyzer G2, featuring Norman Network Threat Discovery, provides these teams the power to instantly respond to advanced persistent threats (APTs) in a low cost, highly scalable solution that addresses today’s most aggressive cyber threats. In addition, these solutions enable any organization to meet regulatory mandates for security technologies in government, the financial sector and other markets where compliance is an important issue.”

Gartner recently recognized Norman as a Top 10 “Vendor to Watch” in its “Market Trends, Advanced Threat Protection Appliances, Worldwide, 2012,” report, where they specifically cite Norman’s hybrid sandboxing technique and ability to correlate results with network traffic behaviors. Gartner Research Director Lawrence Pingree, notes that, “Large-enterprise and upper-midsize business segments in the United States and Europe continue to drive the greatest demand for advanced threat protection appliances.”

Key features of Norman’s solution include:

  • Monitors cyber threats on the wire, in real-time
  • Delivers automated analysis of potential file behavior
  • Blocks files that have been identified as malicious
  • Delivers in-depth reports that score risk potential and assist threat investigations
  • Multiple IntelliVM modules, allowing a wide variety of malware to be inspected in parallel
  • Support for multiple operating systems, applications and file types for comprehensive analysis
  • IntelliVM plugins in Python scripts enable rapid development and extension of analysis capabilities
  • A Norman Malware Analysis G2 Community where Norman analysts, customers and partners rapidly share plug-ins to address the most challenging advanced persistent threats of the day

For more information on all Norman security solutions, please go to www.norman.com.

About Norman AS

Founded in Norway in 1984, Norman AS is a global leader and pioneer in proactive content security solutions and forensics malware tools. Norman’s proactive antimalware solutions, including malware analysis tools, network security and endpoint protection, are powered by patented Norman SandBox technology and used by security solutions providers around the world.

Norman’s unified core antimalware protection for clients, servers and network security are delivered as products and services designed to protect business communications and resources, including corporate and government networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and extranets. Norman’s solutions are available through Norman subsidiaries and a network of global partners.

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