As the volume of Web threats continues to rapidly increase, traditional methods of controlling those threats become increasingly ineffective. While historically URL filtering, anti-virus and Web reputation provided sufficient protection against threats such as viruses, malware and trojans, this is no longer the case.
Today, list and signature based solutions can still provide adequate protection against known threats, but not against emerging, or zero-day threats. These new threats are specifically designed to evade security measures, while their dynamic nature makes creating signatures an increasingly taxing task.
To block zero-day threats requires a security solution that can analyze Web content in real time and determine, with minimal latency, if the requested content contains any malware or a malicious intent. ScanSafe Web Security, powered by Outbreak Intelligence™ does exactly that.
After deconstructing every requested Web page into the core components (such as HTML, scripts, Flash etc), Outbreak Intelligence uses numerous scanlets to analyze the individual content components in a highly parallel scanning process designed to maximize security while minimizing latency. This real-time analysis, using a combination of static and dynamic techniques, has a proven track record of detecting more than 20% more threats than using list, signature and reputation based systems.
As well as analyzing content entering the network, Outbreak Intelligence also scans and monitors content and communications leaving the network to ensure that malware that might exist on the network cannot successfully communicate, preventing malicious commands from reaching the malware as well as stopping confidential data from leaving the network.
Outbreak Intelligence scans billions of Web requests a day, in real time, stopping millions of malware instances and protecting thousands of the most demanding organizations around the world. This scale of visibility into real Internet traffic has created the largest data set of Web usage in the world which enables ScanSafe to offer benefits of scale to our customers – the ability for increased analysis and detection of malware before other security vendors.