Threat Hunting with VMRay

Uncover hidden malware threats effectively with laser-sharp IOCs and extensive behavioral analysis.


The challenges of Threat Hunters

For traditional security stack deployments, zero-day malware, Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), and targeted phishing attacks can be especially difficult to detect and analyze.

Third party validation is critical to ensuring that suspicious threats are not dismissed as false positives and released back into the enterprise.

Endless attack vectors to circumvent detections

No single tool can detect all attacks. Ever-increasing number of attack vectors make it difficult for SOC teams to keep up and leaving organizations at a higher risk of being breached.

Limited knowledge of malware threats targeting your organization

Finding evidence of an undiscovered threat requires up-to-date and comprehensive information around past and current detections. Lack of insights on how the malware behaves on a host results in too much time spent by threat hunters.

Seeking results with unreliable indicators is hard

IOCs get outdated really fast as changing infrastructure is relatively easy for threat actors. Reaping the rewards of threat hunting requires the human element bolstered by up-to-the-indicators with context.

The VMRay Solution for Threat Hunting

Accelerate Incident Response with VMRay

IOC-based threat hunting

Get laser-sharp IOCs in your organization’s detection tools, including IP addresses, domain names, host artifacts, and hashes such as MD5, SHA1.

Structured Threat Hunting with TTPs

Enable proactive hunting with MITRE ATT&CK techniques automatically mapped to VMRay Threat Identifiers (VTIs) as part of the in-depth malware sandboxing process.

Event-based. Threat Hunting

Run more effective queries on your detection tools as part of your hunting hypothesis.

Get behavioral maps and raw function logs from VMRay that you can query your logs in the EDR, Sysmon or Windows Security Events to search for undiscovered threats.

The benefits of threat hunting with VMRay

Definitive verdicts support accurate, automated decisions

EDR and XDR solutions when combined with a SIEM or SOAR solution can correlate data across a broader spectrum of disparate security devices, including endpoint, network activity. With VMRay, definitive malware verdicts support assured, automated remediation actions.

Save time on extracting IOCs
at scale

VMRay can handle large volume of malware samples with different file types via parallel VMs, so that valuable time of analysts can be spent to utilize human creativity that is needed for successful hunts.

Lower the barrier for malware classification

The YARA rules, malware configuration extractors and signatures of VMRay are continuously updated to detect new malware variant and families. Consistent results reduce the potential for human error.

Real-time hunts with EDR
& SIEM integrations

With the unmatched dynamic analysis speed, scalability and API functionality, VMRay is the perfect addition to your security stack for threat hunting. Pre-built connectors with various tools make this process quick and easy, without any integration headaches.

See VMRay in action

Explore what you can do with VMRay.

Check the full reports, explore the network connections, see the details on malicious behavior, map the threat on MITRE ATT&CK Framework, download IOCs and artifacts, and much more.

Start hunting
the most evasive malware and phishing threats.

Further resources on threat hunting

Threat Hunting in the post-macro world

Incident response & detection engineering

Threat Hunting in the cloud: Linux threats