Perforce and Interset Deliver Industry’s First Intellectual Property Threat Detection Integrated with Source Code and Content Management
ALAMEDA, Calif./Ottawa, Ontario (March 3, 2015) – Perforce Software and Interset today announced Perforce Helix Threat Detection, a security solution for the Perforce Helix source code management (SCM) and content collaboration platform. The jointly developed solution quickly and accurately identifies internal and external security risks related to intellectual property managed in Perforce Helix.
Helix Threat Detection uses sophisticated behavioral analytics patented by Interset to monitor interactions with source code, product designs and related assets managed in Perforce Helix. Interactions receive a risk score, generating alerts that indicate high-risk activities, users, machines, projects, and data.
"Source code, product design and similar intellectual property are a company’s most valuable assets,” said Perforce founder and CEO Christopher Seiwald. “Government research estimates that more than $300 billion is lost annually to theft of these assets in the U.S. alone, a loss that can be dramatically reduced by the protection provided by Helix Threat Detection.”
Early customers have demonstrated the ROI of Perforce Helix Threat Detection. Examples include detection of attempts to steal source code by employees in the process of leaving a company; detection of contractors attempting to access unauthorized projects and data; and detection of external agents using compromised accounts to access internal files.
"A longtime gap in the security market has been the lack of understanding of threats across critical IP repositories," said Interset CEO and President Dale Quayle. “Most companies, even those with mature SIEM deployments, have little to no visibility into what risks exist in these critical data stores. Through our work with Perforce, we have delivered an important new approach to threat detection that uses data science to analyze the millions of events captured in Perforce logs and surface the high-risk events that define insider theft and targeted attacks."
Helix Threat Detection eliminates reliance on rules-based thresholds and simplifies configuration and deployment. A plain-language user interface enables IT, engineering and security teams to quickly understand their greatest IP risks and why, all with minimal training.
Helix Threat Detection is sold and supported by Perforce and is available immediately as part of Helix Enterprise.
For more information on Perforce Helix, please see “Perforce Software Launches Helix Collaboration Platform with Powerful New Capabilities for Modern Product Development.”