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Cyvera Launches New TRAPS XP Agent to Protect Microsoft Windows XP Users

Secures Windows XP Machines From Cyber Threats as Microsoft Support Deadline Looms

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- Cyvera Ltd, the developer of innovative cyber defense solutions to stop Zero-Day attacks, has released TRAPS XP, a software agent designed to prevent cyber-attacks on endpoints running the Legacy Microsoft Windows XP and embedded XP operating systems. The new TRAPS XP is part of Cyvera's proven TRAPS (Targeted Remote Attack Prevention System) product-line, which prevents both known and unknown (Zero-Day) cyber threats.

As the Microsoft support deadline for Windows XP approaches, Cyvera's TRAPS XP provides millions of XP users a proven method for preventing attacks on their unpatched computers.
"In less than two months, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for XP, leaving users vulnerable to virtually every attack launched that aims to utilize the system vulnerabilities" said Nati Davidi, co-founder and co-CEO of Cyvera. "Cyvera's unique approach to preventing attacks was calibrated to enable XP users to be protected indefinitely from data loss or theft resulting from vulnerabilities exposure, even without updating the system. The result is the designated TRAPS XP version."

NetMarketShare estimates more than 30% of personal computers currently run Windows XP. Some of the most mission-critical systems -- in industries like banking, defense, healthcare -- are still running the legacy operating system and will be considerably more vulnerable to sophisticated attacks once security updates are no longer available. Further, approximately two-thirds of malware developed for Windows 7 work well on Windows XP; which means that any security update released for Windows 7 has a 66% chance of exposing never-to-be-patched security holes in Windows XP. Cyvera's solution is available now and will be demonstrated for the first time at the RSA Conference next week in San Francisco South Expo Booth #2510.

Global IT organizations recognize the risk that the Windows XP support deadline presents. "An added advantage of Cyvera's solution is the continuous life-cycle protection of software and operating systems beyond their End of Support dates. This includes protection for Operating Systems, such as Windows XP, which will no longer receive patches and support," said Golan Ben-Oni, chief security officer and senior VP network infrastructure, IDT.

Cyvera's Targeted Remote Attack Prevention System (TRAPS) stops any attack before harmful activity can occur. This unique technology approach is based on obstruction and deception of the attacker; placing traps and obstacles across every conceivable path an attack could take and preventing it before malicious activity can be initiated. It is not based on signature detection or behavioral analysis, and therefore requires no signatures or definitions update, or prior knowledge of a given attack, in order to prevent it. As a result, Cyvera is particularly effective against Zero-Day and other types of sophisticated Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

Cyvera TRAPS is a client-based platform, consisting of endpoint agents with centralized management. It can be installed on any Windows-based platform in one click and managed through Cyvera's Management Center. In addition, Cyvera TRAPS requires very little computational resource and produces virtually no false alarms.

About Cyvera
Cyvera is winning the fight against cybercrime by stopping unknown, zero-day attacks before they can unleash malicious, harmful activity. It has prevented every zero-day attack since first launching its cyber defense platform in March 2012 and has been recognized as a Gartner Cool Vendor. Cyvera's mission is to develop cyber defense solutions that eliminate fear, enabling organizations to operate freely and securely. For more information visit www.cyvera.com.

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