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GD upgrades Fidelis with YARA malware ID tool

Sep. 26, 2013 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL PECK   |   Comments
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General Dynamics’ Fidelity XPS has been upgraded to include a new application of YARA technology, according to General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions.

YARA “is a rule-based malware identification and classification tool that will increase the real-time prevention of malware attacks by analyzing threats in network traffic,” General Dynamic said in a statement. “Fidelis XPS leverages YARA’s capabilities of classifying detected malware and scanning static objects in a file system after they have already entered the network, to extend and support its prevention efforts to scan network sessions in progress.”

Fidelis XPS can augment YARA rules with situational awareness, applying context to the content. YARA is open and non-proprietary, so rules can be shared.

“The addition of YARA will help customers’ network teams analyze threats on their network in a more proactive and comprehensive way,” said Tom Lyons, vice president of product management at General Dynamics Fidelis Cybersecurity Solutions.

“This extends our customers’ protection beyond the standard application of scanning suspicious files after they have entered the enterprise.”

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