Juniper’s Sky Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP) is a cloud-based anti-malware service. It employs a pipeline of technologies in the cloud to identify varying levels of risk and provide a higher degree of accuracy in threat prevention.
Sky ATP is fully integrated with Juniper SRX Series Services Gateways, without requiring the installation of any additional software or sensors. Sky ATP delivers deep inspection, inline malware blocking, and actionable reporting for a wide variety of files and applications.
Sky ATP complements the rich set of features and services already available on the SRX firewalls to create a holistic security offering. Other features include Unified Threat Management (UTM), Application Identification, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), and User/Group-based Identification/Enforcement.
How Does Sky ATP Work?
Sky ATP’s anti-evasion and identification technology uses a variety of techniques to quickly identify threats and prevent an impending attack. These methods include:
- Dynamic analysis that involves patented deception techniques applied in a sandbox to provoke malware into activating and exposing itself
- Advanced machine-learning algorithms that adapt to and identify new malware in an ever-changing threat landscape
- Rapid cache lookups to identify known malicious files – files are quickly dropped before they can infect a host
Sky also leverages the Juniper Spotlight Secure solution to cascade compromised host information to SRX firewalls that can pinpoint exfiltration attempts and quarantine hosts that attempt to communicate with known Command and Control servers.
Sky’s highly intuitive web-based portal provides easy configuration, detailed reporting, and analytics to SecOps teams. By delivering a cloud-based solution, Juniper enables customers to benefit from real-time threat intelligence in a highly scalable manner.
Malware is still the biggest threat vector and often results in severe security breaches. While the monetary cost of a breach is relatively easy to calculate, the cost in reputation and public trust can be much greater and often results in brand erosion for an organization.
Sky ATP is a security solution that is architected to protect organizations from sophisticated evasive threats that are constantly evolving.
Wei Ling Neo, Technical Marketing Engineer
Mike Parkin, Technical Marketing Engineer
Bopaiah Puliyanda, Product Line Manager