REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. and LOS ANGELES, May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- iSheriff Inc. and Soteria Intelligence today announced a joint partnership to integrate Soteria Intelligence's leading platform for social media threat assessment into the iSheriff Complete platform, which provides cloud-based security for endpoints, websites, and email for more than 3,000 customers globally. The joint product solution and services offering is available immediately from iSheriff.
Malicious attacks on corporate IT systems cost the global economy more than $400 Billion dollars in 2015. Ransomware attacks, where malicious actors penetrate IT networks and encrypt critical data, demanding payment to un-encrypt the data are growing over 1,000 percent in the small and medium enterprise segment globally. The recent attack on Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, where patient data records were encrypted, rendering the Hospital inoperable and unable to provide critical patient care and a demand made for $17,000 to un-crypt patient data, are recent examples of this increasing threat.
Soteria Intelligence uses a blend of artificial intelligence, proprietary algorithms and proven methodologies to identify and analyze posts on popular social networks that may foreshadow impending cyber-attacks, such as chatter about targets of ransomware attacks. When a potential threat is detected against an iSheriff Complete protected customer, information feeds on the type and route of threat will be automated into iSheriff Complete, security policy thresholds tightened, and higher levels of assessment detection triggered. This joint partnership will allow enterprises of all sizes to shift from a reactive scanning and detection mode to a proactive, threat prevention mode.
Soteria Intelligence is actively working with industry-leading artificial intelligence technologies to extend the predictive value of its solutions globally, taking advantage analyst input combined with Natural Language Processing, image recognition capabilities, and much more. Aaron Schoenberger, CEO of Soteria Intelligence, stated: "Our partnership with iSheriff will allow us to deliver the value of our predictive threat detection globally and enable enterprises to prevent, rather than react, to ransomware and malicious virus attacks." He added: "We want to see threats on the horizon before they reach the front door."
On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Aaron Schoenberger and John Mutch, CEO of iSheriff, will hold a joint webinar detailing the technology, metrics around predictive prevention and present a case study to demonstrate how the solution prevented a potential $3-Billion-dollar attack on a transportation industry company. To learn more and to register for the webinar click here.
iSheriff is a leading cloud-based provider of Enterprise Device Protection to more than 3,000 organizations worldwide. The company's global cloud network, award winning security, and SaaS delivery model, provides a single security platform to protect all of an enterprise's internet-enabled devices – including laptops, servers, tablets, point of sale terminals, industrial equipment and "internet of things" technologies. iSheriff has been recognized by leading analysts and industry publications, including SC Magazine, Network Computing and IDC. Virus Bulletin's VB100 independent comparative testing named iSheriff the most effective solution against new and emerging malware.
About Soteria Intelligence
Soteria Intelligence is a social media threat assessment company comprised of industry-recognized social media experts, technology pioneers, and retired personnel from local and federal law enforcement agencies. The company provides the next generation of social media threat intelligence solutions to corporations, educational institutions and government agencies to combat everything from ransomware to threats against schools and terrorist activity on social networks.
Gutenberg Communications for iSheriff
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