Press Release May 19, 2020

ESG Report Validates Illusive Networks Highly Authentic, Efficient, Easy-To-Deploy Deception Technology

Technical Validation Report Finds Agentless, High-Fidelity Deception Technology at Scale Provides an Effective, Streamlined Approach to Cybersecurity

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel — May 19, 2020 — Illusive Networks®, the leader in deception-based cyber defense solutions, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has published a Technical Validation report on the Illusive Networks Platform. The full report can be viewed here.

Illusive Networks stops cyberattacks by destroying attackers’ ability to make safe decisions as they attempt to move towards their targets. With Illusive, organizations eliminate high-risk pathways to critical systems, detect attackers early in the attack process, and capture real-time forensics that focus and accelerate incident response and improve resilience. Through simple, agentless technology, Illusive provides nimble, easy-to-use solutions that enable organizations to continuously improve their cyber risk posture and function with greater confidence and agility.

ESG revealed through hands-on testing and direct customer interaction that the Illusive Platform:

  • Reduces the attack surface by identifying attack paths, removing excess connectivity and providing analysts with actionable data to enable informed decision making.
  • Cloaks the entire environment with agentless deceptive information that looks and feels authentic, then silently alerts analysts, collects detailed forensics and provides high-fidelity incident notifications with a low rate of false positives.
  • Requires minimal configuration, using existing network connectivity, which enables a centralized management process without the need for VLAN or tunnel configuration.
  • Reduces operational staffing and support requirements, freeing up valuable resources for more strategic activities.

Tony Palmer, senior validation analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group, said: “Organizations seeking to enhance their security posture with highly realistic, efficient, easy-to-deploy deception technology should take a close look at Illusive’s real-time, automated platform.”

Ofer Israeli, CEO and founder, Illusive Networks, said: “SOC teams continue to spend invaluable time and resources triaging an avalanche of alerts and false positives that result from analytic, probabilistic defenses. This report tested Illusive’s ability to prevent attackers from reaching their goal with skillful misdirection that tips off the security team and found our solution is effective, easy to deploy, and requires little staff supervision, offering superior protection with fewer resource requirements.”

A joint webinar will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 11:30am EST to review the key findings of this evaluation, complemented with some real-life anecdotes from the Illusive client base. Register for the webinar, “Agentless, Authentic Deception Technology at Scalehere.

About Illusive Networks

Illusive Networks uses next-generation deception technology to stop cyber-attacks by paralyzing attackers, destroying their ability to make decisions, and depriving them of the means to move sideways towards attack targets. Illusive’s inescapable deception and attack surface reduction capabilities eliminate high-risk pathways to critical systems, force attackers to reveal themselves early in the threat lifecycle, and capture real-time forensics that accelerate incident response. Built on agentless, advanced automation, and requiring very little security team support, Illusive immediately shifts the advantage to defenders, freeing precious resources from the complicated and data-heavy approaches that overloaded them in the past.

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