Why Malware Sandboxing Should be Part of your Advanced Threat Protection Strategy

Why Malware Sandboxing for Advanced Threat Protection?

Keeping the organization safe from advanced threats sounds like a challenging task because it is. One of the key requirements is to quickly and efficiently detect malware, both known and unknown. As there is no single technology that can provide adequate protection. The recommended practice is to implement a tightly integrated, multi-layered approach where malware, should it escape one security control, is caught by the next. A best-of-breed sandbox is therefore an essential component of a robust, multi-layered, comprehensive cyber protection strategy. Hence, Malware Sandboxing needs to be an integral part of your Advanced Threat Protection strategy.

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Why Sandboxing Matters

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The VMRay Benefit for your Organization

There are two distinct groups of technology buyers: those who prefer best-of-breed technology with market-leading functionality, and those who prefer the simplicity of integrated technology suites with broad functionality. Given the over-crowded, confusing cybersecurity market, it is no surprise that technology suites have their advocates. It is also a given that best-of-breed buyers are getting more out of their technology.

VMRay’s best-of-breed malware sandbox VMRay Analyzer is trusted by enterprises, government agencies and research institutions worldwide.  VMRay’s unique monitoring approach has overcome the detection and accuracy issues that are a drawback in many sandboxing architectures – a breakthrough in automated malware analysis. Effective threat protection starts with effective threat detection.

Success Stories: Why Customers Choose VMRay

To provide true business benefit, a sandbox must go beyond mere malware analysis and add value to the extended environment. VMRay Analyzer helps you to design a security approach that leverages integration, automation, and shared threat intelligence. With VMRay Analyzer you can achieve:

Improved SOC Efficiency

Connected and automated workflows are the secret of a successful SOC. That is why a best-of-breed sandbox with strong process automation capabilities is an essential building block for SOC efficiency when staff resources are stretched thin, and teams are flooded with alerts from different sources. The right sandbox will be able to positively impact the most important SOC metrics, such as Time-to-Detection, Time-to-Qualify, Time-to-Triage, Time-to-Investigate, and Time-to-Respond.

VMRay’s sandboxing solutions make efficiency gains possible by supporting alert ingress from a large range of disparate sources, by massively automating every stage of the malware detection & analysis process, and by providing the information needed to confidently validate and triage alerts by the level of severity.

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Effective Incident Response & Threat Hunting

Not surprisingly, advanced malware sandboxing is a foundational tool for incident response and threat hunting. Both are human-centric activities and rely on detailed insights into malware behavior, meaningful context and noise-free data to correlate events and connect the dots.

VMRay’s accurate, in-depth, noise-free reporting starts with the comprehensive data gathered during threat analysis. VMRay captures and categorizes every interaction between the malicious files and URLs and the analysis environment, down to the granular level of function logs. The reports present only the information relevant to understanding the threat behavior being analyzed – extraneous information is filtered out.

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Enhanced Threat Intelligence

Security teams routinely invest in third-party threat intelligence services to provide external insights for automated malware detection, incident response, threat hunting, and vulnerability management. However, most security teams struggle to generate in-house threat intelligence that is based on unique attacks that they are currently seeing inside their networks: data that is not available from third parties.

With VMRay Analyzer, analysts can automatically extract highly reliable Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) from data gathered during threat analysis, creating actionable threat intelligence to enrich their third-party data.

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Increased Security Stack Efficacy

It has always been good advice to make the most of existing investments. This also applies to investments in security solutions. If organizations want to strengthen their defenses against advanced threats, they should first look for ways to increase the efficacy of the security stack they already have in place.

VMRay Analyzer enhances the investments organizations have made in the security ecosystem. These include email and web security solutions, EDR, SOAR, SIEM and other tools. VMRay Analyzer helps the organization to adopt a security approach that is based on integration, automation, and shared threat intelligence.

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Ecosystem Integration: Alert Validation

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Ecosystem Integration: EDR

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