IT security provider Check Point Software Technologies has announced that users of its VPN-1 NGX products through SmartDefense subscription service are protected against unpatched memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft Excel.
The company performs inspection of malformed Excel files and covers all attack vectors attempting to exploit this vulnerability. The service maintain security infrastructure for checking constantly evolving threat landscape.
The new vulnerability, announced on January 15, affects users of Microsoft Office Excel 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2002, Microsoft Office Excel 2000 and Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac.
Laura Yecies, vice president of marketing at Check Point said: By utilizing multiple methods of detection and analysis to identify malicious and exploitative characteristics in network traffic, Check Point uniquely protects enterprises against rapidly emerging threats in instances where other signature-only based methods fall short.
In December 2007, the company launched UTM-1 total security solutions to protect businesses against the network and e-mail-based attacks. Also, in June 2007, it launched ZoneAlarm internet security suite 7.1 to provide consumers with greater protection and stability on the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.