Menlo Security unveils AI-based browser security suite

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Menlo Security says that it has achieved an “industry first”, with a newly released suite of threat prevention capabilities that redefine browser security.

Browser security

According to the company, its HEAT Shield and HEAT Visibility are designed to detect and block highly evasive threats targeting users via the web browser.

Commonly deployed security infrastructure such as secure web gateways, firewalls, endpoint security and EDR solutions are blind to actions occurring inside the browser and fall short in combating web-based attacks including highly evasive threats, Menlo Security says.

However, HEAT Shield detects and blocks phishing attacks before they can infiltrate the enterprise network for more browser security.

It uses novel, AI-based techniques – including computer vision combined with URL risk scoring and analysis of the web page elements – to accurately determine in real time if the link being accessed is a phishing site designed to steal the user’s credentials.

In parallel, HEAT Visibility performs continual analysis of web traffic and applies AI/machine learning-powered classifiers that identify the presence of highly evasive attacks.

This delivers actionable alerts that enable security teams to significantly reduce mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) to any highly evasive threats that could be targeting enterprise users.

Menlo Security’s HEAT Shield and HEAT Visibility are built on the company’s cloud-based Isolation Core which monitors and analyzes over 400 billion web sessions annually.

A HEAT Attack Dashboard allows customers to receive detailed threat intelligence about browser security, which can be integrated into their existing SIEM or SOC platforms, while HEAT alerts sent to SOC teams provide real time threat visibility to enrich their existing threat intelligence sources and enhance and accelerate incident response capabilities.

Network security

“Adversaries have placed a massive bullseye on the web browser. It has become the new desktop, where we spend the bulk of our working day,” Nick Edwards, Vice President, Product Management at Menlo Security, said.

“Legacy security vendors are fighting yesterday’s war by trying to shoehorn network security and endpoint tools to keep users safe and it isn’t working.

“The capabilities we are introducing today mark a significant leap forward towards our mission of creating a secure, seamless browsing experience, ensuring the internet can be used safely by our customers.”

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