Malware Defense Powered by Artificial Intelligence

IntelligentAV leverages a machine-learning engine to better defend against continuously evolving zero day malware. While signature-based AV solutions are only able to detect known threats, IntelligentAV makes it possible to predict threats months before they are released, providing powerful predictive protection previously unavailable to small and midsize businesses.

Key Features

Predictive protection against evolving malware.

No reliance on signatures or Cloud connectivity.

Automated classification of files as malicious or safe, with results delivered in fractions of a second.

Innovative machine-learning engine with a demonstrated Predictive Advantage of more than two years.

Another industry-leading layer of malware detection on the Firebox.

Stops malware at the very point where your network touches the Internet.

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Predictive Protection

IntelligentAV features a powerful machine-learning engine that provides protection against evolving malware, with industry tests demonstrating a Predictive Advantage of more than two years. IntelligentAV is trained to identify threats by breaking down millions of files into their fundamental building blocks, and then examine the millions of characteristics in each file for indicators of malicious intent. The net result is a series of statistical algorithms that can classify any file against the statistical fingerprint of malicious/benign files to determine whether a file is safe to run before it is executed. This process is automated to deliver results within fractions of seconds, and is done in real time.

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Block Threats Without Relying on Signatures

Modern malware mutates at an incredible rate and can change hour by hour, rendering human-produced signature-based detection obsolete. IntelligentAV defeats malware attempting to enter your network by using tested mathematical models that require no Cloud connectivity, signatures, or behavioral analysis, keeping you safe even in environments where access to regular signature database updates is difficult.

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Most Comprehensive Layered Malware Detection in the Industry

As part of the WatchGuard Total Security Suite, IntelligentAV is available on latest generation M Series appliances, as well as Firebox Cloud and FireboxV, and joins ThreatSync, Gateway AntiVirus, and APT Blocker to provide the most comprehensive layered malware detection in the industry.

How It Works

IntelligentAV is trained to identify threats by breaking down millions of files into their fundamental building blocks, and then examining millions of characteristics of each file in combination to identify indicators of malicious intent. If malware is identified, the file is blocked before it can execute.

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Award-Winning Security and Visibility Platform

All of WatchGuard’s security services are delivered as an integrated solution within an easy-to-manage and cost-effective Firebox appliance. It’s in WatchGuard’s DNA to deliver advanced IT security technologies for small to midsize organizations and distributed enterprises. We take these enterprise-grade technologies and make them easy to deploy and easy to manage. You face the same threats as enterprise organizations, shouldn’t you have the same level of security?

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