BAE Systems Launches Cloud-Based Cyber Security in Canada

 BAE Systems announced in the 23rd of June that it is bringing cloud-based cyber security to commercial organizations in Canada 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.”

The new offerings come largely as a result of BAE Systems’ acquisition of SilverSky, a leader in The Forrester Wave Managed Security Services: North America, Q4 2014 report by Forrester Research, Inc.

BAE Systems protects the digital assets of more than 5,500 organizations worldwide. The company has a strong presence in Canada and provides some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led solutions to over 250 Government and business organizations to help protect national security and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

The company has been recognized as a top player in the cloud business email market and the expansion into the cloud of the company’s security offering in Canada 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 therefore 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 organization, 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 most advanced protection from today’s sophisticated threats. Most importantly, the technology is based on innovative and pioneering techniques which analyze 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.

Tim Harvey, President, Commercial Solutions, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said:

“Cyber intelligence is arguably the best defence companies can employ against the current wave of attacks on their critical assets. By introducing Canadian companies to military-grade, cloud-based protection in a way that is easy to buy, consume and manage, we aim to help protect those companies against today’s most sophisticated threats. Not only can cloud-based services be delivered within short timescales – dealing with threats almost immediately – companies will also have the ability to scale their security up or down, as required, making them more agile in their response.”

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