Fairmont, WV December 20, 2010—Backbone Security is pleased to announce the availability of a 1Gbps version of their network security appliance for detecting insider use of digital steganography to steal sensitive information.
is pleased to announce the availability of a 1Gbps version of their
network security appliance for detecting insider use of digital
steganography to steal sensitive information.
The Steganography Analyzer
Real-time Scanner, StegAlyzerRTS, developed in Backbone's Steganography
Analysis and Research Center (SARC) is the only commercially available
real-time steganography detection system in the world. The latest
generation of StegAlyzerRTS is capable of operating on networks with
throughput of 1Gbps.
Digital steganography is
the Internet era version of an information hiding technique that dates
back to the days of Ancient Greece. Using digital steganography, a file
can be embedded within, or appended to, another file in such a way that
it cannot be seen or heard. Unlike cryptography, which translates
information into an unintelligible sequence of letters and numbers,
steganography conceals the very existence of the information.
One of the many
consequences of the economic downturn is that trusted insiders have
become more aware of the value of the information they work with on a
day-to-day basis than ever before. In some respects, information has
become more valuable than money because money, once spent, is gone but
information can be sold and resold many times on the burgeoning black
market for nearly any type of information.
Insider theft of sensitive
information such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected
Health Information (PHI), and intellectual property is increasing at an
alarming pace. Insiders can easily find and use any of more than 1,000
steganography applications available as free ware or shareware on web
sites across the Internet to steal information.
StegAlyzerRTS can detect
insiders downloading any of the 875 digital steganography applications
currently in the SARC's archives. Detecting this type of insider
activity is an early warning indicator the insider is planning to steal
sensitive information. The system can also detect insiders using
selected steganography applications through a unique signature-based
"Any company with
significant amounts of sensitive information or intellectual property on
their network must be concerned about the threat from insider use of
steganography to steal that information," according to Bart Guerreri,
Chairman and CEO of Backbone Security. "Our one-of-a-kind turnkey system
counters that threat. There's nothing else out there that can do what
our system can do in terms of real-time steganography detection and
hidden information extraction."
Backbone Security and our worldwide network of business partners are now taking orders.
About the SARC:
The SARC is a Center of
Excellence in digital steganography research and development within
Backbone Security. The SARC has established the worlds largest
commercially available repository of digital steganography applications,
fingerprints, and signatures and has developed industry leading
computer forensics and network security steganalysis tools for detecting
and extracting information hidden with digital steganography
About Backbone Security:
In addition to the world
class digital steganography research and development conducted in the
SARC, Backbone is an Approved Scanning Vender (ASV) certified by the
Payment Card Industry-(PCI) Security Standards Council to conduct
automated PCI Data Security Standard compliance assessments with a
One-Stop Scanning Solution.