Malware is getting more sophisticated by the day and the number of cyberattacks are increasing at an alarming rate. According to a study, cyberattacks were up 48 percent from 2013 to 2014. With government and large companies no longer being the only targets for hackers, protection for small and medium-sized businesses is more important than ever before. Modern malware including APTs (advanced persistent threats) are particularly difficult to detect and extremely dangerous to your network. A recent study shows more than 70 percent of malware goes undetected by anti-virus products.
Available for all WatchGuard UTM appliances, APT Blocker uses a next-gen sandbox to get detailed views into the execution of a malware program. After first running through other security services, files are fingerprinted and checked against an existing database – first on the appliance and then in the cloud. If the file has never been seen before, it is analyzed using the system emulator, which monitors the execution of all instructions. It can spot the evasion techniques that other sandboxes miss.