Press Release November 19, 2019

Illusive Networks Extends Cyber Protection to Network Device Attack Surfaces

Innovative cyber defense leader extends deception families to include high-risk network IT infrastructure

NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel — November 19, 2019 — Illusive Networks®, the leader in deception-based cyber defense solutions, today announced an enhancement to the Illusive Platform that further protects network components such as routers, switches and printers. Illusive’s Network Device Emulations provide organizations broader coverage as digital transformation and other initiatives expand the attack surface in this high-risk area where traditional security approaches often struggle to provide effective protection.

“Network devices are increasingly besieged by adversaries — including state-sponsored threat actors — launching DDoS, reconnaissance and other attacks aimed at damaging connectivity and stealing critical data,“ said Ofer Israeli, founder and CEO of Illusive Networks. “Network devices are vulnerable because they often are not patched or maintained as often as desktop devices and servers. Adversaries have adjusted their attack strategies to leverage this common vulnerability. Today’s enhancements ensure high-fidelity threat detection of any network device attack, keeping these essential elements of the infrastructure secure.”

Illusive Network Device Emulations are authentic emulations of typical routers, switches, printers, VoIP systems and other similar devices, designed to detect attacks against network communications infrastructure. Illusive deploys a web of these highly credible emulations, as well as endpoint data deceptions that point to them as lures, across the network. The emulations are designed to trick attackers into interacting with them, allowing organizations to identify and prevent threats against network communications infrastructure without requiring agents, complex deployments, or business interruptions.

“Beleaguered organizations are turning to Illusive to help them obtain the control and visibility they need to protect their network infrastructure, which often lacks the complete range of security protections required to stop today’s sophisticated attackers,“ said Gil Shulman, VP of Product Management at Illusive Networks. “Deception technology is an easy and effective approach to fill this pressing security gap, but deceptions must be authentic to be effective. Illusive’s next-gen Network Device Emulations are designed to mirror genuine network environments in a way that tricks attackers into engagement, triggering a response that instantly notifies defenders about unauthorized entry, captures detailed forensics about attacker methods and tactics, and ultimately removes network infrastructure as an attack surface for adversaries.”

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About Illusive Networks

Illusive Networks uses next-generation deception technology to stop cyber-attacks by detecting and disarming attackers, destroying their decision-making processes, and depriving them of the means to laterally move towards attack targets. Illusive’s inescapable deceptions 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, AI-driven 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 overload them today.

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