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Dell SecureWorks Combines its Threat Intelligence with Lastline Breach Detection Platform to Launch Advanced Malware Protection and Detection Service

Dell SecureWorks Combines its Threat Intelligence with Lastline Breach Detection Platform to Launch Advanced Malware Protection and Detection Service

Redwood City, Calif., January 26, 2015 – Lastline, a global breach detection provider, today announced that Dell SecureWorks, an industry leader in information security services, is combining its renowned Threat Intelligence with the Lastline Breach Detection Platform to bring to market its Advanced Malware Protection and Detection (AMPD) service.

AMPD is a fully managed security service designed to rapidly detect advanced threat actor activity on networks. The AMPD service continuously monitors and inspects email, file and Web traffic on an organization’s network using Dell SecureWorks’ purpose-built appliances and advanced analysis engines powered by Lastline. Alerts and suspicious behaviors are reviewed by a specialized Advanced Analyst team within Dell SecureWorks. This team, armed with additional intelligence from Dell SecureWorks’ highly respected Counter Threat Unit research team, is able to quickly diagnose threats and provide focused guidance on their removal.

“MSSPs with market-leading vision are investing in expertise and technology to monitor and analyze the external threat environment to better understand the sources, motives, targets and methods of attackers,” said Kelly M. Kavanagh, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner, who positioned Dell SecureWorks as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services (MSS) Worldwide. “They are using that insight to improve the effectiveness of their MSS.”1

“The Lastline Breach Detection Platform, combined with our actionable threat intelligence, MSS technology and the expertise of our SOC’s Advanced Analyst team, enables us to quickly and accurately diagnose the threats targeting our clients and in turn provide these clients with relevant next steps as to how to effectively eradicate the threat,” said retired Col. Barry R. Hensley, Executive Director of the Counter Threat Unit at Dell SecureWorks. “The astonishing results of our early field trials on our Target Threat Hunting engagements with Lastline truly demonstrate the power of combining their innovative platform with our MSS technologies and CTU intelligence to further defend our clients from today’s evasive advanced malware.”

The software-based Lastline Breach Detection Platform supports managed security services with advanced malware protection for email, file, Web content and mobile applications. Lastline’s full-system emulation defeats advanced persistent threats (APTs), including those driven by evasive malware that are crafted to bypass the traditional sandboxes deployed by first-generation APT security vendors.

“We’ve recently seen hockey-stick growth in the volume of evasive malware that is bypassing traditional security tools — upwards of two thousand percent in two years,” said Jens Andreassen, Chief Executive Officer, Lastline. “When an industry leader like Dell SecureWorks chooses our platform to help protect its clients from the rising threat of evasive malware, it’s a strong testament to the unmatched effectiveness of our proprietary anti-malware technology developed over the last decade.”

“As breach attempts and network traffic both rapidly rise at enterprises around the world, sensor throughput becomes an increasingly critical factor in the effectiveness of breach detection and response,” continued Dr. Kruegel. “We’re automatically offering unlimited upgrades to 10 Gbps sensor configurations in Lastline 6.0 to all customers at no additional cost.”

Pricing for Lastline 6.0 starts at $40 per user per year with volume pricing available and includes the ability to deploy an unlimited number of network locations and inspect any number of protocols. To learn more about Lastline, please visit:

1Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide, Kelly M. Kavanagh, 30 December 2014

About Lastline

Lastline is innovating the way companies detect active breaches caused by advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evasive malware with its software-based Breach Detection Platform. Lastline’s open architecture integrates advanced threat defenses and intelligence into existing operational workflows and security systems. Inspection of suspicious objects occurs at scale in real-time using a full-system emulation approach to sandboxing that is superior to virtual machine-based and OS emulation techniques. Lastline’s technology correlates network and object analysis to achieve timely breach confirmation and incident response. Lastline was built by Anubis and Wepawet researchers and industry veterans with decades of experience focused specifically on advanced breach weaponry and tactics. Headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Lastline’s platform is used by global managed security service providers, Global 2000 enterprises and leading security vendors worldwide. To learn more, visit

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Jeannie Hornung