ExtremeAI Security App Debuts
May 15, 2019
cyber threats, once inside, move laterally across networks to reach
their targets, compromising everything in their path. The volume, speed
and sophistication of these often-undetected attacks requires a new
approach to enterprise network security. Accenture's 2018 State of Cyber
Resilience Report found that 83 percent of respondents believe they need
advanced technologies to secure their future, but just 2 in 5 had
invested in AI and machine learning technologies. To meet this
challenge, Extreme Networks introduced its ExtremeAI Security
application, a new class of network security that leverages artificial
intelligence and machine learning to identify and remediate advanced
threats against IoT devices.
Abby Strong, Vice President of
Product Marketing, Extreme Networks said, "Security is top of mind for
all of our customers. They have seen the devastating impact of data
breaches across industries and understand that they need to change the
way they view security infrastructure. The ability to stop cyberattacks
from moving across networks is an absolute necessity to prevent the
types of data breaches that can dramatically harm a business. Extreme's
advancements in both security and machine learning will bring added
peace of mind and a much-needed extra layer of security for our
Unsupervised learning: A zero-touch, zero-configuration approach makes ExtremeAI Security easy to implement. The advanced machine learning algorithm automatically responds when triggered and mitigates threats. This major innovation is based on advancements in the field of Natural Language Processing.
Insights and granular analytics: By leveraging its ExtremeAnalytics™ application – the company's flagship, end-to-end, analytics application — users can get deep visibility into the lateral movement of malicious traffic and any impact on crucial network services. Through the analytics platform, they can view threats by severity, category, high-risk endpoints and geography.
Multi-vendor interoperability and integration: ExtremeAI Security works with all leading threat intelligence feeds, and close integration with Extreme Workflow Composer enables automatic threat mitigation and remediation. The automated ticketing feature integrates with variety of popular IT tools like Slack, Jira, and ServiceNow, and the solution as a whole interoperates with many popular security tools, including existing network taps. This extra layer of security is necessary in today's changing enterprise IT environment.
Volker Kull, CTO, BELL Computer-Netzwerke GmbH noted, "The irony of cybersecurity today is that many organizations continue to rely on traditional, perimeter-based defenses, despite ever more sophisticated attacks. This is a deceptive security that we must counteract with intelligent technologies. Extreme Networks is at the forefront of a new era of security, offering comprehensive network visibility, traffic analysis and artificial intelligence. We are proud to partner with Extreme to help customers modernize and improve their security environment, so they can confidently address today's IT challenges."
Rohit Mehra, Vice President, Network Infrastructure, IDC concluded, "Traditional perimeter defenses alone are no longer enough to stop today's sophisticated cyberattacks. Enterprises must base their defenses off the idea that they have already been breached and focus their efforts on protecting critical applications and data, while preventing intruders from moving across the network. Extreme's new capabilities that leverage advanced machine learning will help enhance its automation toolset across its network visibility, analytics and management solutions, enabling enterprises to address their security challenges.
ExtremeAI Security will be generally available in October 2019.