22 Nov 2017

Guardia Civil choses British cyber technology solution

Chemring Technology Solutions’ Perception Cyber Security has been chosen by the Spanish Guardia Civil to protect its critical network assets from cyber-attacks, as well identify malicious insiders or other vulnerabilities within the network.

The new contract follows a successful product evaluation by Guardia Civil and its Spanish partner Eleycon21.

Perception was originally developed for the UK Ministry of Defence and is the world’s first bio-inspired network security system. Once deployed, Perception will complement the Guardia Civil’s existing computer network security systems by identifying the potential threats they cannot.

Eleycon21 distribute and support the Perception product throughout Spain. Gabriel Crespo, Managing Director of Eleycon21, said: “Perception offers a ground-breaking approach to identifying advanced cyber threats and it will deliver the Guardia Civil a distinct advantage. We are therefore delighted to be partnering Perception Cyber Security in the delivery and support of its technology in Spain.”

As the security system is a network behaviour analysis programme, it has no rigid “rules-based” architecture and adapts to the network’s changing profile to automatically identify malicious activity, making it more difficult for malware to evade detection. It will also detect the slow, unauthorised external extraction of information from the network, even when sophisticated obfuscation techniques are used.

Daniel Driver, Head of Perception Cyber Security, said: “Eleycon21 has an in-depth knowledge of the dangers posed by today’s more sophisticated network security threats, and they are committed to ensuring that Spain’s leading organisations have the robust cyber protection required to combat them. Their work alongside Guardia Civil in deploying Perception is a demonstration of their commitment to this endeavour and we are delighted to support them.”

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