Preventing Production Impacting Events

By: James Hickey

Welcome to the Jungle

Corporations are confronted with increasingly more complex hurdles when securing their computing infrastructures against production impacting events from both external and internal interference — some with intentional malice and others through human error. As system attacks and new malware threats grow day by day, users at every level are becoming increasingly disenchanted with the malware protection solutions available.

Current solutions rely upon traditional technologies — active scanning, viral footprints, heuristics or developed lists— and are wholly reactive to the discovery of new malicious attacks and are therefore unable to provide any real protection. Until now there have been few solutions that attempt to provide preemptive protection against known and unknown malware and none that eliminate the spread of that malware to other systems.

Now is the time for a proactive approach to system control that directly mitigates malware intrusion and proliferation.

A New Approach

Savant Protection is the only company that provides a proactive systemic solution for the deterrence of malware intrusion and the elimination of its spread. Based upon a preemptive computing technology, Savant uniquely identifies only those applications you want to use on your computer and denies the rest.

Savant Protection is the industry pioneer in preemptive malware containment and spread mitigation technology for all business environments. The company’s innovative software eliminates the proliferation of known and unknown computer malware without the overhead of costly inoculation downloads, time consuming scanning, or rules development.

It breaks with traditional approaches to system security by focusing on what is trying to invade a system, rather than how it got there.

Taking a fundamentally more proactive and yet simpler approach, Savant’s OS agnostic software solution uses unique cryptographic techniques for the detection and containment of malware in any form.

The solution gives each system and application a distinctive signature that controls access to computing resources. As a result, foreign applications are blocked from executing on a system and malware spread is eliminated through an enterprise of individually keyed systems.

The opportunity to attack millions of computers due to identical software flaws is now impossible, leaving attackers with the daunting prospect of seeing their once successful approaches silenced.

Key Features

Containment & Spread Mitigation

The Savant solution is based on a cryptographic algorithm that generates and compares keys to approve applications and scripts on each system. Savant trains itself to the applications currently running on a system and assigns each one a unique key/identifier that allows it access to CPU cycles.

Any program attempting access without this unique key or presenting a changed key is denied the right to execute on the system. This removes the requirement for maintaining a "white list" and creates an environment that is inherently resistant to viruses.

Release Day Protection

Savant is the only solution that offers true release day protection for all operating systems. Traditional solutions rely upon the discovery of an intrusion event (Zero Day) before a patch or inoculation can be provided, a scenario that allows for the infection of untold systems. Savant proactively blocks CPU access to any invalid or unknown software code.

System Lock Down

Savant enhanced systems can be placed in "Battleship" mode, which locks down the OS and existing application set while allowing access to data and the operation of traditional applications. Unknown, new or "invalid" codes are immediately removed without any user notification or intervention, providing a heightened level of system security. This capability also provides an enormously effective tool in helping companies achieve Sarbanes-Oxley compliance by freezing policy, practice and procedure.

A Technology Embraced

Savant Protection’s roster of "early adopter" companies represents a diverse group of major corporations as well as numerous small to medium size companies. These customers encompass many industries including; government, health care, financial, insurance and utility industries. Savant Protection partners with organizations such as the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association and the Information Assurance Technical Framework Forum as well as multiple high tech councils and software associations.

No other company has ever addressed computer security breaches through such a pre-emptive approach. SavantProtection is the first and only company to provide a proactive, systemic solution for the deterrence of known or unknown malware intrusion for the elimination of its spread.

Gone are the days of corporate-wide outages due to previously undiscovered vulnerabilities. With SavantArticle Search, the days of spread are over.

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