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Perforce and Interset Deliver Industry's First Intellectual Property Threat Detection Integrated with Source Code and Content Management


Helix Threat Detection Uses Behavioural Analytics to Safeguard Source Code and Other Intellectual Property against Insider Threats, Account Takeovers and Malicious Attacks

WOKINGHAM, UK. (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 behavioural 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 unauthorised projects and data; and detection of external agents using compromised accounts to access internal files.

"A long time 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 analyse 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."

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About Perforce Software
Perforce Software helps companies build complex products more collaboratively, securely, and efficiently. Perforce Helix is a source code management (SCM) and content collaboration platform trusted by the world's most innovative brands, including Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, and the New York Stock Exchange. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

About Interset         
Interset provides a highly intelligent and accurate insider and targeted outsider threat detection solution that unlocks the power of behavioural analytics, machine learning and big data to provide the fastest, most flexible and affordable way for IT teams of all sizes to operationalise a data protection program. Utilising agentless data collectors, lightweight endpoint sensors, advanced behavioural analytics and an intuitive user interface; Interset provides unparalleled visibility over sensitive data, enabling early attack detection and actionable forensic intelligence without false positives or white noise. Interset solutions are deployed to protect critical data across the manufacturing, life sciences, hi-tech, finance, government, aerospace & defence and securities brokerage industries.

For more information, visit and follow on twitter @intersetca.

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Ivana Gaspic
Perforce Software
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Michael Thomas 
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