CYREN WebSecurity 3.0 Stops New Generation of Zero-Day Cyber Threats Using Industry's First Cloud Sandbox Array

SaaS web security solution adds Advanced Threat Protection module using multiple detection technologies to stop highly evasive malware and zero-day attacks

Feb 16, 2016, 06:00 ET from CYREN

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CYREN (NASDAQ: CYRN) today announced an innovative new Advanced Threat Protection module that identifies and blocks highly evasive cyber threats with an industry-first Cloud Sandbox Array. This next-generation zero-day malware protection will be included in the latest version of its SaaS web security offering, CYREN WebSecurity 3.0, to be released on March 31, 2016.

"Evasive malware is an increasing challenge to first-generation sandboxing solutions," said Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst for IT-Harvest. "CYREN's new cloud-based Advanced Threat Protection – combining an array of sandboxes, global threat correlation, and adaptive analysis – is a multi-faceted approach that is needed to counter the most sophisticated malware."

The Challenge of Highly Evasive Cyber Threats
Today's sophisticated cyber threats increasingly leverage evasive techniques that check if they are being run in a sandbox, and then alter their behavior to avoid detection. This alteration might include:

  • disabling some or all malicious activity,
  • modifying "in-sandbox" behavior to be different from real-world behavior, or
  • initiating multi-stage attacks that take a long time to execute, and are thus not observed within the timeframe of the analysis.

As a result of these kinds of techniques, advanced attacks can often fool traditional, first-generation sandboxing solutions.

Elastic, Cloud-Scale Protection Using a Multi-Sandbox Array
The new Advanced Threat Protection module applies cloud-scale advanced malware analysis, including innovative new multi-sandbox array technology to analyze unknown malware. Analysis is coordinated by a heuristics-based engine that ensures malware objects are completely analyzed, even those attempting to evade detection. It also leverages big data analytics across the 17 billion Internet transactions that CYREN processes every day to correlate the relationship between files, URLs, hosts, IPs, and domains in order to identify malicious objects. Once malicious files and URLs are identified, CYREN fingerprints and blocks them across its global network within seconds, providing a "network effect" of protection across all CYREN customers.

"Today's advanced attacks can easily fool traditional sandboxes, allowing the bad guys to consistently break through," said Lior Kohavi, Chief Technology Officer at CYREN. "CYREN has built unique logic to decide what to do with suspicious resources – before the threats contained within can ever affect a single CYREN customer. This means that CYREN can consistently identify and protect against more new and unknown threats sooner than any other security vendor."

CYREN will highlight its new technology during the 2016 RSA Conference February 29-March 3 in booth #S2107 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. Get a complimentary Exhibit Hall pass here.

About CYREN WebSecurity
CYREN WebSecurity is a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution that delivers industrial-strength cyber threat protection and web policy control – for any user, anywhere, on any device. CYREN WebSecurity is easy to deploy and use, and saves money by eliminating the cost of web gateway appliances. Learn more about CYREN WebSecurity at http://www.cyren.com/cyren-websecurity.html.

About CYREN
CYREN (NASDAQ and TASE: CYRN) protects more than 600 million users against cyber attacks and data breaches through its cloud-based web, email, mobile and endpoint security solutions. Offering security as a service (SecaaS) solutions to enterprises and embedded solutions to IT firms and security vendors, CYREN's global cloud security platform processes over 17 billion daily transactions and blocks over 130 million threats each day. To learn more, visit www.cyren.com.

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