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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence launches cloud-based cyber security in Europe

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence today announces that it is bringing cloud-based cyber security to commercial organisations in Europe for the first time. The company is introducing a suite of security products designed to defend against targeted attacks, including so-called “Zero Day attacks”.

This expansion into the cloud of the company’s security offering in Europe meets high customer demand for a wide and flexible portfolio of solutions - from on-premise services to cloud-based services and managed security services - to combat the ever-increasing cyber threat.

Most cyber attacks start with an email message; the first set of cloud-based products to be introduced by BAE Systems will comprise BAE Systems’ Email Protection Services (EPS) which provides comprehensive protection against even the most advanced threats.

The offerings include:

  • Zero Day Prevention
  • Insider Threat Prevention
  • Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Email Encryption
  • Email Anti-Virus and Anti-Spam
  • Email Archiving
  • Email Business Continuity

In the face of an ever evolving cyber threat and increasing budget pressures, companies are increasingly seeking better protection through advanced security platforms while requiring that costs be significantly reduced. The new services offered by BAE Systems meet this demand. They are offered entirely from the cloud, greatly reducing integration time and complexity, and eliminating the need for on-premises software and hardware. Customers will gain access to the technology they need more easily and more quickly in a way that suits them.

With 70-90% of malware being unique to any single organisation, the most difficult attacks to defend against are Zero Day attacks – attacks that are unknown or have not previously been seen and that, as a consequence, require advanced defence. Therefore, a core element of BAE Systems’ EPS solution is Zero Day Prevention, which provides customers with the industry’s most advanced protection from today’s sophisticated threats. Most importantly, the technology is based on innovative and pioneering techniques which analyse the email in the cloud for malicious content and intent, before it reaches the recipient.

Additionally, one of the biggest risks to businesses is the threat of employees who accidentally or purposefully leak data. Most companies are woefully unprepared for this kind of problem, but BAE Systems makes it easy to find and investigate insider issues with its Insider Threat Prevention service, which forms part of the EPS product suite.

These cloud-based cyber security solutions leverage BAE Systems’ expertise as a leader in risk analytics and cyber defence.

Dr Scott McVicar, General Manager, Commercial Solutions, EMEA, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said:

“Today we are introducing European companies to protection against the most sophisticated attacks in a way that is easy to buy, consume and manage, whilst being delivered within short timescales, on cloud-based infrastructure and with the inherent flexibility to scale up or down, as required.”

ENDS

Note to editors
The 2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report found that between 70-90% of malware is unique to a single organisation.

For further details please contact:
Natasha Davies, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Tel: +44 (0)207 812 4274
Mobile: +44 (0)7787 297 831
Email: Natasha.davies@baesystems.com

David Mercer, Bite Communications
Tel: +44 (0)208 834 3472
Mobile: +44 (0)773 872 0198
Email: david.mercer@biteglobal.com

Issued by:
BAE Systems plc
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 384719
Email: baesystemsinfo@baesystems.com
Web: www.baesystems.com

About BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,400 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence is a business division of BAE Systems that delivers solutions that help clients to protect and enhance their critical assets in the intelligence age. Our intelligent protection solutions combine large-scale data exploitation, ‘intelligence-grade’ security and complex services and solutions integration. We operate in four key domains of expertise: cyber security, financial crime, communications intelligence and digital transformation.

Leading enterprises and government departments use our solutions to protect and enhance their physical infrastructure, mission-critical systems, valuable intellectual property, corporate information, reputation and customer relationships, competitive advantage and financial success.

For further information about BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, please visit www.baesystems.com/ai