In ancient mythology, Helios was the Greek god of the sun streaking across the heavens in a chariot shining much-needed light onto a dark and dangerous world. That’s exactly what Instart Logic is doing with today’s announcement of Helios — using artificial intelligence to illuminate and solve today’s most challenging digital security issues.
That was the formal announcement issued by the company on Tuesday.
Of course, it’s no secret that web application attacks are on the rise. A 2012 study found the average company’s cost for every minute of downtime during a DDoS attack was $22,000. Helios, part of Instart Logic’s AppShield family of end-to-end security solutions, uses artificial intelligence, interpretable machine learning, and automation to discover subtle web breaches hidden in billions of applications logs that have been nearly impossible for humans to detect using traditional security technologies.
Helios learns from experience, gets better over time, needs no training to get started and provides security experts with fast discovery of anomalies they would not otherwise have found using traditional methods. Most importantly, Helios takes a “no one size fits all” approach, evaluating logs from all incoming site traffic and continuously searching for the “unknown of unknowns.”
“Instart Logic has been at the forefront of bringing advanced technologies like artificial intelligence to market to solve the world’s most difficult application performance challenges. With the launch of Helios, we are now extending our breakthrough AI capabilities into the world of web application security,” said Peter Blum, vice president of product management at Instart Logic. “Websites are under 24/7 attack from all over the world, and every day new attack schemes are being developed by bad actors. What’s needed in this increasingly treacherous environment is a way to continuously evaluate all web traffic for ‘unknown unknowns,’ and that is the explicit design philosophy underpinning all of Helios. There truly is nothing else like it on the market today.”