Panda Security today announced the launch of Panda Adaptive Defense, a cloud-based solution that ensures endpoint protection against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), the ransomware trojan CryptoLocker, and targeted attacks in enterprise environments. Adaptive Defense offers a disruptive approach compared to traditional blacklist-, whitelist- and sandbox-based approaches. Adaptive Defense also detected the recently publicized “Phantom Menace” that was reported by PandaLabs.

Advanced Persistent Threats are next generation malware that use sophisticated strategies, such as multiple simultaneous attacks over an extended period of time with the primary objectives of industrial espionage or data theft. Traditional antivirus solutions are not capable of detecting these types of attacks, nor of disinfecting the computers that become compromised. Adaptive Defense, however, delivers an industry-first security model based on automated monitoring, investigation and classification of the behavior and nature of every application. This provides robust and complete protection, only allowing legitimate applications (goodware) to run.

Additionally, Adaptive Defense’s remediation services and ability to incorporate into the customer’s existing security infrastructure provides a complete enterprise solution against all types of malware.

“No other security developer provides the full classification or attestation of all processes, making Adaptive Defense a significant innovation in this field, and the ideal solution for companies looking to fill the gap of existing approaches”, said Josu Franco, Vice President of Corporate Development at Panda Security. “Panda has leveraged its storied 25-year history in the security industry to bring this kind of innovation to the security market, and now offers a solution to address the increasingly insidious malware environment companies are facing”.

Full Classification of All Processes

Adaptive Defense automatically and continuously classifies all running processes using a combination of local intelligence, big data in the cloud and Panda Labs Research. This approach enables:

  • Automatic blocking of any processes identified as malware (prevention).
  • Automatic identification of abnormal behavior of a process (detection).
  • Forensic information for investigation when needed (response)..
  • Automatic disinfection of identified malware when possible (remediation)

Security professionals responsible for enterprises around the world can view the status of hundreds, even thousands of endpoints in real-time, as well as manage all settings from a single Web console.

Panda Security will be showcasing Adaptive Defense at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit, Booth 1127 for which Panda is a Silver Sponsor, in National Harbor, MD from June 8 – 11, 2015.