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Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform Earns Top Award in SE Labs 'Full Chain of Attack' Tests
Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform has received the highest AAA award in the first Breach Response Test by SE Labs. The solution was tested against a variety of sophisticated hacking attacks designed to compromise systems and penetrate target networks. The lab test emulated real threat actor behaviour by executing full chains of attacks, from attempts to gain initial access through execution, maintaining persistence and lateral movement, through to privilege escalations, credential access and exfiltration. Test engineers used a variety of tools, techniques and vectors to probe targets and benefit from the attack to gain further access, steal information or damage systems. 

For threat actors, the true value of cyberattacks comes from what they can gain once they have breached a network or device. This includes deleting or encrypting files, stealing confidential data to defraud an individual or company, and beyond. To demonstrate its capabilities, Kaspersky put its Anti Targeted Attack Platform through the rigors of a new Breach Response Test with SE Labs to review its ability to detect highly targeted attacks, provide remediation and handle legitimate applications at all stages of the attack process.

Kaspersky Anti Targeted Attack Platform was tested in 85 attack scenarios representing real and present threats to business networks across the globe. The solution was effective against a diverse set of exploits, file-less attacks and malware attachments. It detected all targeted attacks at their earliest stages and fully protected 82 of them from potentially being exposed to data theft, damage or unlawful remote access. The product was also able to accurately identify and handle legitimate objects with no false positives.

As a result of its performance across all tests, the Kaspersky Targeted Attack Platform achieved the highest AAA Award from SE Labs.

"The Breach Response Test introduces a new approach to assessing the ability of products to protect from targeted attacks," says Simon Edwards, CEO of SE Labs. "The assessment score for products was based on what the tester, or ‘malicious person' could or could not do on the targeted system, not just the number of notifications flagged by a product or assumption made by test engineers. That's why this test reflects the product's real capabilities to protect against attacks. Kaspersky was among the first vendors to participate in this innovative new test, and we congratulate the company for achieving great results and the highest AAA recognition."

"Only by assessing a product's ability to deal with all stages of the attack chain can the full scale of protection be evaluated," comments Timur Biyachuev, vice president of threat research at Kaspersky. "The comprehensive nature of the SE Labs breach response tests put our solution through its paces at every stage of real-life scenarios. We are delighted to have achieved the AAA Award in recognition of the full capabilities of our product and the comprehensive protection it provides our customers."

The Kaspersky Targeted Attack platform delivers a strategic approach to detecting and investigating complex attacks at early stages at the network level. Complemented by multi-layered prevention technologies and solutions, as well as an extensive portfolio of Security Intelligence Services for response and prediction, Kaspersky delivers a truly integrated approach to targeted attacks and to threat detection and response.

To read the SE Labs Breach Response Test report in full, visit https://selabs.uk/download/enterprise/brt/2019/q1-2019-kl-brt.pdf. A blog post by SE Labs containing more insight from the testing is available here.
Published Friday, October 18, 2019 4:34 PM by David Marshall
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