TOKYO, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Days after the RSA® Conference drew to a close, the information security industry was still buzzing about the U.S. release of SHINOBI, the whitelist-based cyber defense and antivirus system by Humming Heads, Inc. (http://www.hummingheads.co.jp/english/) that employs patented API monitoring technology to safeguard computers and networks. Now, the company has announced it will offer 60-day free trials of SHINOBI in the U.S.
"We are extremely pleased with the response we have received to the U.S. launch of our SHINOBI cyber defense platform," stated Kato Mikiya, president of Humming Heads USA, Inc. "We invite everyone to download and check out SHINOBI. Because it takes time to really get a feel for a new system, we are offering a 60-day free trial. Humming Heads thanks RSA 2015 attendees for a warm response, and we look forward to RSA 2016."
While most computer security systems--particularly systems available for small-business use--rely on blacklisting technology, SHINOBI employs its patented API monitoring technology to provide the only effective whitelisting cyber defense system available. Humming Heads is authorized by ISO/IEC 15408 LEVEL-EAL3 for its basic technology, and SHINOBI is in the process for receiving the same authorization.
Conventional blacklisting methods block programs from accessing a computer or network based on the programs' past known behavior. The technology is limited by programmers' knowledge of existing threats. If a program hasn't yet mounted an attack or if it has so recently begun malicious activity that computer security experts are not yet aware of it, the program will be allowed to access, and wreak havoc upon, the network.
SHINOBI, in contrast, with its whitelist-based security and antivirus system, blocks all programs except for those it knows to be benign. Whitelisting can be likened to the lock on a home's front door. Anyone can knock on the door, but only people known to and trusted by the homeowner will be let in. Similarly, SHINOBI monitors all API activity and will only allow programs whose APIs it has identified as safe to access a computer or system.
The patented API whitelist at the heart of SHINOBI took a full decade to develop. Humming Heads chose to debut SHINOBI at RSA 2015, said Mikiya, because of the conference's standing in the information security industry. Over the last 24 years, RSA has become the premiere I.T. security forum in the world.
"Just as RSA sets the standard in information security networking, SHINOBI is leading the way in true whitelist-based cyber defense," Mikiya stated. "We felt there was no better forum to introduce SHINOBI to an American audience."
SHINOBI is available in single-machine Home Edition and cloud-based Business Edition. To claim the 60-day free trial of SHINOBI, consumers and businesses should go to http://www.shinobi-dep.com/ and download the program.
About Humming Heads, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Humming Heads offers a complete solution to fight the advanced threats that target a company's endpoints and servers. The company aims to provide top-level information security software to help individuals and businesses use information technology comfortably and safety. Major Japanese infrastructure companies and corporations rely on Humming Heads to safeguard their networks, including Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and East Nippon Expressway Ltd. Learn more at http://www.hummingheads.co.jp/english/ and follow #HummingheadsUSA on Twitter.
SOURCE Humming Heads