Internet security and DNS services provider OpenDNS today announced the launch of latest release of its Umbrella Web security platform. The latest release has been enhanced with predictive detection capabilities provided by the Umbrella Security Graph.
– Dan Hubbard, CTO, OpenDNS.
The Umbrella Security Graph combines big data-based analytics and predictive classifiers to harnesses the collective security intelligence from more than 50 million users in 160 countries.
The indexed and cross-referenced data is combined with real-time cyber intelligence scoring and threat classification, without the need for tuning or intervention by security administrators.
The automated, predictive threat protection thus prevents attacks before devices can be compromised and data exfiltrated.
OpenDNS has created new security intelligence categories to tighten security configurations and more aggressively use predictive threat analytics provided by the Umbrella Security Graph. Some of the categories are:
- High-risk sites and locations – Created to supplement known malware and botnets classifications.
- Drive-by downloads hosting exploits – Often used by malvertising and watering hole attacks.
- Dynamic DNS – Often used as an evasion technique against IP blacklisting.
- Mobile Threats.
The new Umbrella security categories will enhance protection and improve reporting granularity. They’ll supply real-time context to IT security teams, on the type or behavior of the threat blocked.
IT security teams will have visibility into the user, device and network identity potentially impacted by threats and will be able to prioritize and remediate risks before damage can be done.
Information on the following activities is centralized across all networks and devices (on- and off-network):
- Blocked botnet request
- Blocked malware or phishing request
- Blocked suspicious or high-risk site request
“The volume and sophistication of attacks has continually driven down the efficacy of today’s security. It’s time for change,” said Dan Hubbard, CTO, OpenDNS.
“By using the big data analytics tools, machine learning, graph theory and related algorithms of the Umbrella Security Graph we can predict where new threats are coming from and block them before they can reach users of the Umbrella Security service,” he added.
Umbrella by OpenDNS with the integrated Umbrella Security Graph is available immediately from OpenDNS and its business partners worldwide.