Cigent’s Dynamic Data Defense Engine for Windows 10 (D3E) ingests threat intelligence and security events from Sophos Central and, when the threat level is elevated, dynamically locks access to sensitive files and Cigent Secure Drives with step-up authentication.
There is a gaping hole in endpoint cybersecurity. When an endpoint is compromised by malware, hacker ingenuity, stolen credentials, or device theft/loss, there is no way to protect sensitive personal and corporate data. Full disk encryption protects data at rest but is not effective when the user is logged in.
Cigent and Sophos established a technology partnership to prevent the financial and reputational loss due to advanced cyber attacks by helping organizations secure their sensitive files, even in the event of a breach.
The Cigent D3E integration with Sophos Central provides a highly effective automated response mechanism to threats detected on Windows 10 endpoints. The D3E cloud-based management console ingests security events from the Sophos Central console and triggers Active Lock on the local device through the D3E Windows client. Active Lock protects individual files by requiring step-up authentication until the threat is cleared. This integration ensures sensitive files are protected during periods of elevated risk.
The functionality of the joint solution is summarized in the illustration below.
D3E adds simple step-up authentication for access to sensitive files as well as Cigent Secure Drive. Verification that the trusted user is accessing files protects against data theft, ransomware, and insider theft. Files and folders can be configured to require step-up auth for access when threats are detected by Active Lock.
When a system has Cigent DataSafe Storage or a TCG Opal 2.0 SSD, Secure Drive can be created to store sensitive files. Secure Drive is hidden from the entire PC unless and until the trusted user enables it. When a threat is detected, the O/S locks, or the PC shuts down, Secure Drive is hidden. The only way to unlock Secure Drive is with MFA using D3E installed on the machine which created Secure Drive. It uses firmware security to protect against the vast majority of endpoint threat vectors including below-the-OS attacks such as kernel and hypervisor attacks, chip implants, boot/rootkits, and firmware/BIOS malware, as well as credential compromise, software vulnerabilities, etc.
Active Lock integrates with Sophos Intercept X and Sophos Central to monitor for attacks on PCs. When a threat is detected, Active Lock protects designated files and Cigent Secure Drives, requiring step-up authentication for access, until the threat is cleared. There are many options for step-up authentication from facial recognition and PIN to push notifications.
Sophos Intercept X provides leading endpoint protection, combining ransomware protection, deep learning malware detection, exploit prevention, EDR, and more in a single solution.
Sophos Central allows you to manage Sophos’ award-winning Synchronized Security platform. Advanced attacks are more coordinated than ever before. Now, your defenses are too.
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