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Percipient Networks Introduces New Approach to Malware Detection and Prevention with Strongarm

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Percipient Networks Introduces New Approach to Malware Detection and Prevention with Strongarm

April 04, 2016
By Rory Lidstone
Contributing Writer

If you’ve been paying attention to cyber security news even a little bit over the last year or so, you’re probably aware that the situation in terms of cyber-attacks and malware has changed, especially in the enterprise. These days, malware is sneakier and more effective than ever before at stealing company data, while the new ransomware trend  which has made major headlines in the past few days, means hackers have really turned attention to better monetization of their exploits.

Fortunately, companies that specialize in cyber and cloud security are stepping up with new methods of blocking advanced malware attacks.  The latest such set of new capabilities comes from Percipient Networks, a developer of sophisticated, cloud-based malware solutions. Percipient has launched a new signature product called Strongarm, a simple and automated malware solution that is designed to give businesses of any size the ability to respond to and protect against malware threats in real time.

Strongarm features technology that is able to detect and immediately neutralize attacks from malware, including ransomware and botnets, and then automatically take action to prevent damage to the business. In addition, when malware is identified, the IT department knows it’s being notified about a real attack, not a false alarm.

Thanks to its blackhole capability, Strongarm also offers a dramatic improvement in time to resolution. The technology essentially maintains an ongoing communication link with the victim system, extracting details about the malware that would typically be lost by traditional solutions that block and remove malware only. With this extra information, Strongarm can usually remediate the malware in a single click. Meanwhile, IT employees have a better picture of what occurred so they can more effectively prevent future attacks.

“Most existing solutions focus on keeping malware out, but there’s always a way for malware to sneak into a company’s internal systems,” said Todd O’Boyle, chief technology officer and co-founder of Percipient Networks. “Strongarm focuses on blocking outbound communication from malware, which is where most damage comes from and how data is compromised, in order to protect intellectual property and sensitive information.”

Edited by Peter Bernstein

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