Security, the global leader in digital steganography detection tools,
today announced a partnership with Fidelis Security Systems, the market
leader in comprehensive information protection solutions for the
prevention of data breaches, to give Fidelis' customers the capability
to detect digital steganography applications on their networks.
Steganography is a method
of concealing the existence of date by hiding it within another file.
Unlike encrypting data the way cryptography does, steganography hides
the very existence of the data in such a way that it is undetectable
under traditional traffic-pattern analysis. Steganography is most often
used for malicious purposes such as stealing information or concealing
criminal or terrorist activity. Steganography applications are used to
hide information in a file by appending it to, or embedding it within,
Through this partnership
and technology integration, Fidelis' flagship session-level network
security solution, Fidelis XPS(TM), will be capable of analyzing and
detecting steganography applications through Backbone's Steganography
Application Fingerprint Database (SAFDB). SAFDB is the world's largest
commercially available hash set exclusive to digital steganography
applications and can be used to determine whether files traversing the
network can be associated with a particular digital steganography or
other data-hiding application. Developed in Backbone's Steganography
Analysis and Research Center (SARC), SAFDB contains seven different
fingerprints, or hash values, of each file artifact associated with all
812 digital steganography applications in the database.
The joint solution will
consist of a set of Fidelis XPS profiles or "fingerprints" derived from
SAFDB. Fidelis XPS customers will be able to license the fingerprint set
directly from Backbone Security on a subscription basis
"With our data set, Fidelis
XPS customers have the capability to counter the growing threat from
insider use of steganography to exfiltrate sensitive information." said
Jim Wingate, Vice President of Backbone and Director of the SARC. "We
are excited to be working with the experts in Fidelis Security Systems
who are leading the way in deploying next-generation network security
solutions to detect malicious insiders attempting to use steganography
to steal sensitive information."
Security has joined the Fidelis Technology Partnership Program which is
designed to enable the development of joint solutions that combine
Fidelis technology with partners' technologies in support of customer
requirements. The program enables Fidelis technology partners to
leverage Fidelis' leading-edge technology including sophisticated
document decoding, content analysis and policy engines.
"Again, Fidelis XPS is
leading the industry as the first and only network security solution
capable of detecting the latest in emerging and evolving threats such as
steganography applications," said Peter George, CEO of Fidelis Security
Systems. "Through this partnership with Backbone Security, we are
pleased to be able to give our customers yet another way to protect
their most valued information from data exfiltration and defend their
networks from threats, whatever their origin."
Learn more about the new
evolving threats on your network, including steganography, by attending
the "Data Exfiltration Issues in Your Network Today" at 1:00 p.m. EDT on
April 29, 2010. Please visit www.fidelissecurity.com/webinars to register.
About Backbone Security:
Backbone Security provides
world-class digital steganography research and development in their
Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC). The SARC has created
the world's largest commercially available hash set exclusive to
steganography applications and is the leading provider of world-class
forensic tools and techniques for detecting the presence or use of
steganography applications and extracting information hidden with those
Backbone is also a PCI Data
Security Standard (DSS) Approved Scanning Vendor that provides
automated PCI DSS compliance assessment services with their industry
leading One-Stop Scanning Solution as well as real-time intrusion
monitoring, certification and accreditation, business continuity
planning, and disaster recovery planning services. Learn more about
Backbone Security by visiting: www.backbonesecurity.com.
About Fidelis Security Systems:
Fidelis Security Systems
provides organizations with the power to leverage their sensitive
information while protecting it from data leakage and cyber attacks.
Built on a patented deep session inspectionâ„¢, platform, the Fidelis
Extrusion Prevention SystemÂ® is the industry's only next-generation
network security solution with the visibility and control necessary to
stop data breaches by uniquely working at the session-level.
enables their government, military, and commercial enterprise customers
around the globe to achieve comprehensive information protection in
real time on multi-gigabit speed networks-allowing them to protect
content, control application activity, enforce encryption policy, and
mitigate threats. Learn more about Fidelis Security Systems by visiting: