Monett-based Jack Henry and Associates (JHA) has introduced a new line of technology solutions to protect customers from damaging computer software.
JHA's ProfitStars division has added to its Gladiator line to protect against malicious software, commonly referred to in the industry as "malware."
According to a company statement, Gladiator's new layer of Advanced Malware Protection is capable of "blocking sophisticated malware threats, including downloads, unsafe website redirects, command and control activity, and phishing links."
The product line was developed in conjunction with Gladiator's Security Research department and industry-leading partners in DNS security and threat intelligence. Advanced Malware Protection gives financial institutions the ability to pass all domain name system (DNS) requests through Gladiator's secure cloud-based DNS system. All requests are analyzed in real-time for fraud patterns, malware, and data-stealing risks before connections are allowed to send or receive data.
"It is well known that current anti-virus technologies no longer provide sufficient protection from malware," said Leesa Anderson, chief technology officer of Georgia-based State Bank of Cochran, said, "Gladiator understands that this is a concern to its customers because a financial institution's reputation and success relies on its security standards. We have been very pleased with Gladiator's continued development of new solutions, such as Advanced Malware Protection, that provide additional layers of protection for our customers' sensitive information."
There are currently more than 4.4 million hostile hosts being flagged by the ITWL, with more than 600,000 confirmed malicious connections being reviewed and blocked each month.
"With approximately 70,000 new malware programs created daily, it is a challenge for financial institutions to stay ahead of new developments," said Matt Riley, group president of Gladiator. "Now, they can rely on us with an easily accessible cloud platform."
Advanced Malware Protection is fully integrated with the Gladiator Security Research department's threat intelligence feeds and its Internet Threat Watch List (ITWL) database.
Jack Henry and Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of computer systems and electronic payment solutions primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 11,900 customers nationwide.