Protect Government Networks with PacketViper

Government networks are popular cyber-crime targets. Leaders of government are increasingly tasked with managing the cybersecurity risks to their enterprises and breaches can result in national security disasters.

A moving target defense (MTD) has long been desirable in the public sector, but moving networks is challenging.  Cyber Deception from PacketViper is an active, threat facing technology that includes the industry’s only Virtual Minefield Zone (VMZ)  and provide the ultimate dynamic network border protection for public sector networks and critical infrastructure. The PacketViper VMZ creates a dynamic, virtually impenetrable perimeter that lets users create decoys that can be rotated based on a variety of factors including company, country, network space and port. This creates the appearance of movement in front of the network, making available services much harder to see.  These decoys bring the principles of MTD to bear and create treacherous paths for connections working outside of normal operating ranges.

PacketViper allows you to modernize without a costly rip and replace.  PacketViper deception is complementary to the traditional stack of security solutions that would include a firewall or NGFW, IDS/IPS and a SIEM. Rotating decoys in front of the firewall keeps threats off of the network, extending the useful life of the firewall. As the compliance tool of record, the firewall has limited capacity and should not be hit with unmanageable volumes of unwanted traffic.  PacketViper can also help bring unpredictable costs associated with popular SIEM solutions under control.

Deception-Driven Compliance with the U.S. Executive Order

Deception solutions from PacketViper allow government network managers to easily comply with the 2017 US Executive Order on Cybersecurity.

Aligned with National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Framework

The 2017 US executive order on cybersecurity requires all federal agencies to adopt the NIST framework for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity.  PacketViper deception provides practical, easy to implement, high impact solutions that are well aligned with the NIST Framework Core Functions:

  • IDENTIFY –  PacketViper decoys make it easier to draw out and identify threats, both known and unknown, that are attempting to either enter or leave the network.
  • PROTECT – Stop harmful connection based DDoS and flooding attacks using time and rate based decoys.
  • DETECT – Detect threats early through perimeter based deception during reconnaissance, capturing and eliminating network scans and service probes.
  • RESPOND – Respond to unconventional traffic patterns based on how threats interact with decoys.
  • RECOVER – Reduce the time to recovery by identifying threats faster throughout the network.

Using PacketViper the network defense is configured with lightweight, agentless decoys to defend the network, trap and gather intelligence on threat sources. Our cyber deception solutions are cost-effective and well aligned with the cybersecurity executive order of the United States President. PacketViper provides a deception based way to meet the key directives of the most recent executive order on cybersecurity:

  • Secure Federal Networks
  • Protect Critical Infrastructure
  • Manage Cybersecurity Risk

>> View the U.S. President’s Executive Order on Cybersecurity

PacketViper is Available in the Public Sector on a Variety of Schedules and Contracts Through our Partner Carahsoft




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