Palo Alto Networks®, the next-generation security company, announced new functionality, including significant machine learning capabilities for real-time unknown malware prevention, to its Traps™ advanced endpoint protection offering. These updates further strengthen the malware and exploit prevention capabilities of Traps and alleviate the need for legacy antivirus products to protect endpoints, such as laptops, servers and VDI instances.
Many organisations deploy a number of security products and software agents on their endpoint systems, including one or more traditional antivirus products. Nevertheless, cyber breaches continue to increase in frequency, variety and sophistication. Traditional antivirus products struggle to keep pace and invariably fail to prevent these attacks on endpoints.
An alternative to legacy antivirus point products, Traps uniquely combines the most effective, purpose-built malware and exploit detection methods to prevent known and unknown threats before they can successfully compromise an endpoint. By focusing on detecting and blocking the techniques at the core of these attacks, Traps can prevent sophisticated, targeted and never-before-seen attacks.
As a component of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, a natively integrated and automated platform designed to safely enable applications and prevent cyber breaches, Traps both shares with and receives threat intelligence information from the Palo Alto Networks WildFire™ cloud-based malware analysis environment. Threat intelligence information is passed to WildFire by each component of the security platform, and Traps uses this information to block threats on the endpoint no matter where they originated.
The new functionality announced today, which includes static analysis via machine learning and trusted publisher capabilities, will allow Traps to detect and immediately prevent malware that has never been seen.
“The sophistication and frequency of cyberattacks are growing too quickly for legacy antivirus tools that rely on malware signatures to keep pace. The Palo Alto Networks Traps offering takes an innovative approach to endpoint security, keeping endpoints more secure despite a growing landscape of cyberthreats and reducing the resources required by IT teams to track and install security patches.”
Rob Westervelt, research manager, Security Products, IDC
“Antivirus point products give organisations a false sense of security, because while they technically make users compliant with regulatory and corporate governance requirements, they do not protect against today’s advanced cyberthreats. To do that, organisations must adopt a cybersecurity platform that prevents malware from infiltrating the enterprise at any point, including the endpoint, even if it has never been seen before.”
Lee Klarich, executive vice president, Product Management, Palo Alto Networks
The latest version of Traps, version 3.4, will be available by the end of August on the Palo Alto Networks Support Portal and will include the following updates:
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