How to Combat Next Generation of Advanced Malware

Antivirus and Intrusion Prevention Services are still a necessary part of any company’s defense but they need to be supplemented with new advanced detection capabilities

In the biomedical field, researchers and doctors have long understood that microbes and bacteria evolve over time and become more resistant to antibiotics. They need to develop new and stronger medicines to stay current. Likewise in the information security world, new breeds of malware have emerged that are more advanced and resistant to the conventional defenses. Attackers have evolved over time and
gotten smarter.

Modern malware uses Advanced techniques such as encrypted communication channels, kernel-level rootkits, and sophisticated evasion capabilities to get past a network’s defenses. More importantly, they often leverage zero day vulnerabilities – flaws for which no patch is available yet and no signature has  been written.

Modern malware is often Persistent and designed to stick around. It is stealthy and carefully hides its communications, and it “lives” in a victim’s network for as long as possible, often cleaning up after itself (deleting logs, using strong encryption, and only
reporting back to its controller in small, obfuscated bursts of communication).

Download this whitepaper to know more about Advanced Persistent Threats and how to fight them.

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