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WatchGuard Speeds Zero Day Malware Breach Detection from Months to Minutes.

New AI-based breach mitigation automatically detects and remediates zero day threats and evasive malware. WatchGuard Technologies has announced major updates to its threat correlation and response platform, ThreatSync, with the latest release of Threat Detection and Response (TDR).

These enhancements include accelerated breach detection, network process correlation and AI-powered threat analysis, enabling managed service providers (MSPs) and the organisations they support to reduce breach detection and containment timeframes from months to minutes, automate the remediation of zero day malware and better defend against targeted, evasive threats both inside and outside the network perimeter.

"As cyber criminals increasingly leverage advanced, targeted attacks with evasive characteristics designed to circumvent basic anti-malware protections, midmarket organisations without adequate security expertise and resources rely heavily on trusted IT solution providers to rapidly and effectively respond to attacks," said Brendan Patterson, vice president of product management at WatchGuard. "These new ThreatSync capabilities arm MSPs with the tools they need to provide malware detection and response (MDR) services by detecting breaches in minutes and automatically mitigating advanced attacks for their customers, all through their existing TDR deployments."

According to the Ponemon Institute, the mean time to identification (MTTI) for a security breach is 197 days, while the mean time to containment (MTTC) is another 69 days after initial detection. In QI 2019 alone, zero day malware capable of escaping traditional antivirus (AV) solutions accounted for a massive 36% of threats, according to WatchGuard's latest Internet Security Report. With each passing day a security threat goes unnoticed, its potential to inflict both financial and reputational harm on an organisation increases drastically.

The tight correlation between the Firebox appliances, TDR host sensors on endpoints, and WatchGuard's ThreatSync platform enables MSPs to offer automated mitigation for zero day malware attacks and automated identification of unknown processes connecting to malicious destinations.

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Title Annotation:Security News and Products
Publication:Software World
Date:Jul 1, 2019
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