Advanced threats such as zero-day exploits and custom malware are on the rise. Today, organizations of every size are targeted by cyber criminals who continually seek, find and exploit holes in vulnerable software. They do this to gain access to networks, systems and data, often perpetuating serious harm within minutes. To better detect these unknown threats, security professionals are deploying advanced threat detection technologies such as virtual sandboxes, which analyze the behavior of suspicious files and uncover hidden malware.
However, threats are getting smarter. Malware is now being designed to detect the presence of virtual sandboxes and then evade them. That limits the effectiveness of threat detection technologies. Organizations need a new approach to protect their business from these advanced threats. In particular, this requires threat analysis technology that can’t be detected or evaded by malicious code.