ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Endgame, a leading endpoint security platform to close the protection gap against advanced attackers, announced today that it has won a $18.8 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to safeguard networks for their elite Cyber Protection Teams. Endgame first deployed its platform to the Air Force in December 2015 to automate the hunt against global attackers. As part of the current agreement, the Air Force will receive Endgame's endpoint detection and response (EDR) platform to prevent, detect, and hunt for advanced threats to protect critical infrastructure.
"The Air Force is the gold standard for cybersecurity innovation in the US, and the extension of our partnership proves that the Endgame platform provides significant value for their security teams," said Nate Fick, CEO of Endgame. "As attacks become more polymorphic, Endgame's unique ability to anticipate never-before-seen adversary techniques will help the Air Force better prevent, detect, and hunt attackers before they cause damage or loss."
Today's attacks are growing increasingly sophisticated, and despite an estimated $75 billion per year spent on security, attackers dwell undetected in networks for an average of 146 days - exposing organizations to massive theft and business disruption. Unfortunately, most security teams are forced to wait for prior threat intelligence - known as indicators of compromise (IOCs) or signatures - to determine whether their systems are infected. This strategy has failed; waiting and searching for known threats leaves organizations vulnerable for too long and leaves them unable to protect themselves and their critical assets.
Endgame's comprehensive EDR platform succeeds where others fail, detecting attacks at their earliest stage without prior threat intelligence. Endgame developed its methodology by working with organizations running the largest cyber-operations in the world, including the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
This announcement builds on best-in-class advancements in Endgame's October platform release that include HA-CFI™ and MalwareScore™ signature-less malware detection. Endgame is the first and only endpoint security platform that combines prevention, detection and response in a single centrally-managed dissolvable sensor to prevent attacks and eliminate adversaries in time to stop damage and loss.
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Endgame is a leading endpoint security platform that enables enterprises to close the protection gap against advanced adversaries by preventing advanced attacks and detecting and eliminating resident attacks. Endgame transforms security operations teams and incident responders from crime scene investigators into hunters that prevent damage and loss, and dramatically reduces the time and cost associated with incident response and compromise assessment. Our IOC-independent platform covers the entire kill chain, leveraging machine learning and data science to uncover, in real-time, unique attacks that evade traditional defenses and respond precisely without disrupting normal business operations. For more information, visit www.endgame.com and follow us on Twitter @EndgameInc.
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