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Imperva Introduces Crowdsourced Threat Intelligence Solution to Secure Access to Data Stored in Cloud Apps

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Imperva, Inc. (NYSE:IMPV), committed to protecting business-critical data and applications in the cloud and on-premises, today announced the availability of Imperva ThreatRadar IP Reputation for Imperva Skyfence, a new threat intelligence offering that helps Imperva customers detect threats to enterprise data in SaaS applications from known bad actors. Imperva Skyfence cloud access security broker (CASB) integrates with Imperva CounterBreach, Imperva Incapsula and now ThreatRadar IP Reputation Services to provide a comprehensive solution that helps prevent data breaches and ensure the safe and productive use of cloud apps.

According to Gartner Inc.1, “Cloud access security brokers (CASBs) provide information security professionals with a critical control point for the secure and compliant use of cloud services across multiple cloud providers. Many software as a service (SaaS) apps have limited visibility and control options. However, SaaS adoption is becoming pervasive in enterprises, which exacerbates the frustration of security teams looking for visibility and control. CASBs address a critical CISO requirement to set policy, monitor behavior and manage risk across the entire set of enterprise cloud services being consumed.”

Skyfence is the only CASB solution to leverage a threat intelligence database to help detect threats and prevent attacks against cloud apps. The integration of two world-class products, ThreatRadar, a threat intelligence and IP reputation service, and Skyfence, a CASB, means that access attempts originating from malicious IP addresses, anonymous proxies and The Onion Router (Tor) can be identified in real time. The threat intelligence, combined with other contextual factors such as endpoint device, geo-location or data type, provides comprehensive threat detection and prevention for cloud apps. The new offering helps prevent credential hijacking and user account abuse and secures access to data stored in cloud apps.

Attackers often use Tor sites and anonymous proxies to mask their real IP addresses, creating the potential for a significant portion of traffic from these sources to be malicious. Hackers may attempt to steal organizational data and can evade forensic investigations by breaking into cloud accounts while masking their identity. Furthermore, for enterprise cloud apps such as Microsoft Office 365 and Dropbox that deliver data and services based on user identity, the motive to deliberately use Tor and anonymous browsing frameworks – specifically to hide the user’s true identity – is suspect and should be treated with caution by IT security staff. Organizations can leverage threat intelligence and detection solutions to identify traffic originating from these sources to prevent inappropriate access to data stored in the cloud.

“Imperva Skyfence is the only CASB to offer integration with services to help prevent account takeover and abuse of SaaS accounts,” said Meg Bear, senior vice president and general manager of Cloud Services at Imperva. “With our existing product and research footprint, Imperva is unique in its ability to analyze activity and identify malicious IP sources in real time, which can be used to provide highly accurate threat detection and data protection for cloud accounts.”

This integration is part of the Imperva strategy to further innovate in the CASB arena and comes on the heels of other product integrations over the past year including:

  • Integration with Imperva Incapsula to protect customer CASB instances from DDoS and BOT attacks and reduce SaaS application latency for users.
  • Integration with Imperva CounterBreach to protect enterprise data from insiders and provide a centralized approach to breach prevention that spans from the data center to the cloud.

Pricing and Availability
ThreatRadar IP Reputation for Skyfence is available from Imperva and its partners worldwide. The new capabilities require the purchase of an additional license but are currently available as a “sneak peek” preview for existing customers at no charge through August 15. For more information, please visit www.imperva.com/products/skyfence, read the blog or email sales@skyfence.com for pricing.

About ThreatRadar
ThreatRadar is a crowd-sourced threat intelligence service that aggregates and validates attack data from the industry-leading Imperva SecureSphere Web Application Firewall and the Imperva Incapsula service to help protect against hackers and zero-day attacks. Through the integration of ThreatRadar and Skyfence, customers can reduce their security risks by correlating activity anomalies and other threat indicators with bad-reputation sources, detecting and blocking bad IP addresses and identifying new attack vectors before damage or data theft occurs.

1Gartner Press Release, “Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Technologies for Information Security in 2016,” June 15, 2016, http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3347717.

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About Imperva
Imperva® (NYSE:IMPV) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions that protect business-critical data and applications. The company’s SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence product lines enable organizations to discover assets and risks, protect information wherever it lives – in the cloud and on-premises – and comply with regulations. The Imperva Defense Center, a research team comprised of some of the world’s leading experts in data and application security, continually enhances Imperva products with up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, and publishes reports that provide insight and guidance on the latest threats and how to mitigate them. Imperva is headquartered in Redwood Shores, California. Learn more: www.imperva.com, our blog, on Twitter.

© 2016 Imperva, Inc. All rights reserved. Imperva, the Imperva logo, SecureSphere, CounterBreach, Incapsula and Skyfence are trademarks of Imperva, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

EDITORIAL CONTACTS: Tami Casey Imperva tami.casey@imperva.com Lucy Harvey Eskenzi PR imperva@eskenzipr.com

Source:Imperva Inc.