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20 January 2015
Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space cyber sensor Keelback Net for advanced detection now available on the market

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Summary

Keelback Net ensures early detection and in-depth analysis of weak signals, which are typical of an advanced cyber attack and are impossible to detect through classical means.

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Airbus Defence and Space, a key player in the cyber security market in Europe, is now offering its latest cyber security solution Keelback Net, a sensor for advanced detection and reaction against Advanced Persistent Threats (APT). It continuously monitors traffic flows therefore ensures early detection and investigation of suspect behaviour on company networks, and in particular “weak signals”, which are stealthy and therefore impossible to spot through classical detection means. Keelback Net is offered in service mode.

All organisations, and in particular critical infrastructures and strategic industries, are targeted by an increasing number of sophisticated attacks designed to steal sensitive information or intellectual property from their targets. Airbus Defence and Space developed the Keelback Net sensor to fight these types of attacks more efficiently.

When deployed on the customer’s network environment, the sensor constantly monitors data traffic, identifies and detects threats, analyses stealthy characteristic signs of a malware and instantaneously raises an alarm if an attack is suspected. The alarm is immediately qualified by Airbus Defence and Space experts using a continually updated knowledge database. It is then handled in accordance with response scenarios established in close cooperation with the customer.

“This sensor is an innovative solution that is simple to operate and use”, said Jean-Michel Orozco, Head of CyberSecurity at Airbus Defence and Space. “What we bring to our customers is the benefit of both fast detection and refined analysis of any attempt intrusion, including the stealthiest ones. Keelback Net therefore provides critical infrastructures and organisations with an effective protection against ‘weak signal’ advanced persistent cyber threats.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

Note for Editor CyberSecurity, a unit of Airbus Defence and Space devoted entirely to cyber security, employs over 600 experts in Europe and the Middle East. CyberSecurity offers high-quality professional services to its customers, who also benefit from the unit’s Cyber Defence Centre, a comprehensive solution designed to anticipate, detect and combat advanced cyber attacks.

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