Why VMRay

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WE DID THE HARDEST THING FIRST:
Threat Analysis & Detection is in our DNA
VMRay was founded with the goal of defeating malware’s most daunting trait: its ability to detect and evade traditional monitoring methods, which leave telltale signs of their presence in the analysis environment. And that’s exactly what we did to help customers with Threat Analysis & Detection. Taking a radically different approach, VMRay placed the monitoring system in the hypervisor layer, so it monitors malware activity entirely from outside the target machine. This makes VMRay virtually undetectable: an enduring super-power that distinguishes our solution from all others. As the threat landscape moved towards email, we also developed our own phishing detection and analysis technology.
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SECURE EXISTING INVESTMENTS MADE
Supplementation Approach
VMRay enhances the huge investments enterprises have already made in the security ecosystem. These include endpoint detection & response (EDR), email security and web defenses, threat intelligence, legacy applications, SOAR, SIEM and other tools. Instead of displacing existing systems, VMRay mitigates their known weaknesses and increases their efficacy, most notably by catching zero day, malware, phishing and Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks that would otherwise be missed.
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WIN THE TALENT WAR
Maximize SOC and IR team efficiency

Productivity: Where staff resources are stretched thin and senior-level expertise is in short supply, a VMRay solution helps SOC and IR teams increase everyone’s productivity. With powerful tools to guide and educate them, analysts can handle high volume of alerts, make faster, better-informed decisions and quickly grow both their insights into the alerts at hand, their skills and aggregate their own threat intelligence.

Efficiency: The increased efficiency of individual team members frees analysts to focus on the right alerts, more advanced challenges, such as deep-dive, manual investigations of complex threats or infrastructure improvements.

Automation: VMRay makes these gains possible by massively automating every stage of the analysis-detection-protection lifecycle, eliminating the need for human intervention wherever possible. With VMRay’s intuitive web interface, individuals can work productively at their current duties while continually mastering new skills and shortcuts. The result is enhanced team performance, faster resolution of threat incidents, and a cohesive work environment that fosters job satisfaction and inspires loyalty.

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Enhance enterprise security
Reducing threat-related risks and costs
A solution that enhances security investments already in place. Tools that maximize the efficiency of limited staff resources. Faster reaction times to stop or limit the damage caused by malware and phishing threats. All these qualities—which are built into VMRay Analyzer — reduce the risks and costs of zero day, malware, phishing and Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and enhance your organization’s overall security posture.
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WE LOOK DEEP, WIDE, BACK AND AHEAD:
Reduced attacker dwell time
When VMRay’s comprehensive results can help generate rich threat intelligence, which in turn can help analysts spot evidence of a wider threat including ones that may have been lying dormant for weeks or months.
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WE COVER THE LAST MILE BEST:
Full visibility

As malware executes in the sandbox, VMRay transparently monitors every interaction with the target machine, logging all control flow mechanisms, calling conventions and privilege levels. With complete and continuous visibility into malicious behavior, the SOC team can quickly and accurately triage the most urgent threats for further investigation or mitigation.

Being undetectable, VMRay’s dynamic analysis engine sees every interaction between malware and the target system— from simplistic, easily defeated attacks to insidious threats that “good enough” sandboxes aren’t good enough to catch. We are constantly working towards evasion-proof monitoring from the hypervisor level, which provides unique visibility and defense against evasion, because from the hypervisor we not only see malicious activity, but

a) also everything else and

b) much more than traditional sandboxing technology (hooking) can see

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WE DELIVER HIGH PERFORMANCE AND MASSIVE SCALABILITY:
Without compromise
Many vendors make broad claims about their analysis and detection capabilities. But under the hood, they’re forced to accept painful tradeoffs among the traits that define superior performance: speed and accuracy of detection, deep visibility into malware behavior, low false-positive rates, noise-free results, and easy integration with the security ecosystem. Our singular focus and deep expertise make VMRay uniquely equipped to deliver high-performance, massively scalable analysis and detection—across the enterprise and without compromise.

A Portfolio That Leverages Our Core Strengths

The gold standard for
dynamic malware analysis

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The most effective detonation of
email attacks that other defenses miss

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"“We use a variety of tools for static and behavioral analysis. What our team loves about VMRay is the ability to quickly triage a lot of malicious samples by providing a wide variety of targets, configurations and applications out of the box. We get a good sense of all the behavior, whether it uses an Office document or malicious PDF, and because VMRay foils many sandbox-evasion techniques and allows more malware to run.”"
- RESEARCH TEAM LEAD

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Defeating Evasive Malware

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