Webroot Strengthens Enterprise Protection with Latest BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence Solution for Palo Alto Networks

Seamless Integration of BrightCloud® IP Reputation Service with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall Delivers Highly Accurate and Timely Threat Data to Enterprises

BROOMFIELD, CO. - January 28, 2016

Webroot , the market leader in next-generation endpoint security and cloud-based collective threat intelligence, today announced Webroot® BrightCloud® Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks v1.5. The latest version will seamlessly integrate with Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall to detect and block malicious incoming IPs. Compatible with nearly any Palo Alto Networks firewall, collective, real-time BrightCloud threat intelligence can be deployed in a series of virtual environments to deliver highly accurate and timely threat data to enterprises.

According to the Webroot 2015 Threat Brief, more than 85,000 new malicious IPs are launched every day. Since organizations can often detect malicious activity within minutes of appearance, cybercriminals change hosts and IP addresses frequently. As a consequence of this behavior, new threats emerge constantly and firewalls need accurate and timely updates.

BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks v1.5 provides an additional layer of security at an organization’s perimeter by complementing Palo Alto Networks native firewall functionality with real-time BrightCloud IP Threat Intelligence. New features for v1.5 include:

  • IP Threat Blocking and Classification: A new reporting feature provides granular details on IP threats, including threat history, geographic origin, and company-specific information. With this information, v1.5 can help determine the appropriate response or course of action, such as blocking all botnets or IPs BrightCloud classifies as malicious. To reduce risks from dynamic threats, the BrightCloud service continuously analyzes threats on individual firewall devices, comparing traffic against the latest IP threat intelligence data from Webroot. Based on threat history and the BrightCloud reputation index, users will be able to compile an IP block list composed of all malicious IPs seen anywhere on their network of firewalls.
  • Whitelisting: Whitelisting allows security analysts to specify IPs that are regularly used on their network and known to them. This creates the customized intelligence that enterprises demand, without interrupting business operations.
  • Future Proof Protection: v1.5 adds future-proof cybersecurity protection to support new Palo Alto firewall models: PA-3060, PA-7000, PA-7050, VM-200, VM-300 and VM-1000-HV.

“From botnets to phishing to zero-day exploits, threats today are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated in nature,” said Chad Kinzelberg, senior vice president of business and corporate development at Palo Alto Networks. “Webroot’s integration complements the breach prevention capabilities of our platform with extended IP threat visibility.”

“Since the launch of BrightCloud Threat Intelligence for Palo Alto Networks, companies across many industries have adopted our threat intelligence solutions including organizations in consulting, aerospace and defense, energy and construction, and healthcare. Version 1.5 adds critical research and reporting capabilities so analysts and network admins have better visibility into the volume and type of threats their organizations are being subjected to,” said Mike Malloy, executive vice president of products and strategy at Webroot. “Webroot and Palo Alto Networks tackle the challenge of securing networks head on by delivering a solution that offers new granular reporting, complements existing firewall security, and real-time blocking of attacks.”

For more information, please visit Webroot online at www.brightcloud.com

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