Sunday, 22 October 2017

Check Point intros CPU-level threat prevention

Check Point
Wednesday 02 September 15

Check Point has launched SandBlast, a new Advanced Threat Prevention solution that uses CPU-level sandboxing and threat detection to uncover threats at the pre-infection level. SandBlast delivers evasion-resistant malware detection, and gives comprehensive protection from even the most dangerous attacks, significantly reducing the risk of expensive breaches…

Check Point has launched SandBlast, a new Advanced Threat Prevention solution that uses CPU-level sandboxing and threat detection to uncover threats at the pre-infection level.

SandBlast delivers evasion-resistant malware detection, and gives comprehensive protection from even the most dangerous attacks, significantly reducing the risk of expensive breaches.

Attackers are increasingly utilizing more sophisticated tools such as new zero-day attack methods and custom variants of existing malware, to circumvent traditional sandboxing technology and slip into victims’ infrastructures undetected. Sandblast is capable of identifying the most dangerous, zero-day threats in their infancy, before malware has an opportunity to deploy and even attempt to evade detection.

It identifies malware at the exploit phase, even before evasion techniques can be applied. Sandblast cannot be bypassed by delay loops, attempts to determine if a virtualized OS is in use, or other methods aimed at bypassing the sandbox.

It also combines CPU-level detection with OS-level emulation to evaluate content in a broad range of file types, including MS Office, PDF, flash, executables, and archives, among others, and delivers safe versions of data files with the integrated Threat Extraction capability, blocking malicious content without introducing significant delay.

“Enterprises are at risk of falling victim to targeted attacks, but implementing proactive, preventative technologies to block malware from entering the network will protect your business without compromising efficiency. Check Point SandBlast provides an additional layer of security from even the most sophisticated attacks by catching more malware, with minimal impact on delivery times,” said Gil Shwed, Founder & CEO of Check Point. “The growth of our Threat Prevention portfolio continues to extend our depth of technology to enable us to continue arming our customers with innovative defensive strategies against cybercrime. Together with Check Point Mobile Threat Prevention, Check Point is moving quickly and aggressively to secure the future.”

Check Point SandBlast is part of the Next Generation Threat Prevention product family and includes Threat Emulation and Threat Extraction. Threat Emulation combines the new CPU-level detection with recently evaluated OS-level sandboxing. NSS Breach Detection Systems testing named Check Point Threat Emulation as one of the top-scoring “Recommended” solutions for security effectiveness, performance and value. The new product also includes Threat Extraction, adding the capability to provide users with access to safe versions of content immediately while files are under evaluation.


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