A few days ago we published an interview on why Adaptive Defense was the solution against ransomware like Cryptolocker. Now, however, I’d like to go into further details on why Adaptive Defense 360 isn’t just the present and future for just Panda, but rather for the entire cyber security industry.

Adaptive Defense 360 is the only solution available on the market that offers the full protection of a traditional antivirus, white listing, and protection against advanced threats all in one. In fact, it combines all of the capabilities of two product categories in one – EPP (Endpoint Protection Platform) and EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response).

So, how can we make it stand out, in a way that shows Adaptive Defense to be a unique and essential option, to other products on the market?

Differences between Adaptive Defense 360 and a traditional antivirus

  1. An antivirus lacks proactive detection and doesn’t classify all of the applications. Instead, it just classifies those which it has previously listed as malware while Adaptive Defense classifies all running applications, be they goodware or malware, known or unknown.
  2. An antivirus means a certain level of work for the administrator – management of the quarantine, dealing with false positives, etc. On the other hand, Adaptive Defense is a managed service and these types of tasks are taken care of automatically by Panda.
  3. An antivirus doesn’t offer traceability for the actions taken by a malware, meaning that it doesn’t give any forensic details about the attack. Adaptive Defense, however, offers detailed feedback on every action taken by a threat.

Differences between Adaptive Defense 360 and white listing

  1. The main inconvenience of managing by white listing has always been the amount of time required to look after it. This is time that could be better used by the administrator. With Adaptive Defense this inconvenience is removed and Panda looks after the management of the task.
  2. What’s more, the deployment of these services is extremely complex. With Adaptive Defense it’s more akin to child’s play, thanks to it being a cloud based service with one agent in every endpoint.
  3. Above all, a white list doesn’t protect vulnerable applications, or applications that suddenly begin acting strangely. This is something which Adaptive Defense detects and blocks.

Differences between Adaptive Defense 360 and an Advanced Threat Defense (ATD) such as FireEye, PaloAlto, SourceFire, etc)

  1. An ATD solution doesn’t cover all of the possible vectors of infection, but rather only threats that enter via the internet. This leaves you vulnerable to attacks via the USB port, for example. This doesn’t happen with Adaptive Defense as, due to being at the endpoint, it detects all attacks no matter where they come from.
  2. ATDs monitor threats by sandboxing, which means they do it in controlled settings. This allows a threat to behave in different ways to a normal situation making it harder to catch – Panda Adaptive Defense 360 monitors the endpoint in real-time, meaning that no threat can escape its analysis.
  3. ATDs don’t avoid or block attacks, which is one of their main limitations. Adaptive Defense, however, is capable of automatically detecting and blocking any threat that is found at the endpoint.
  4. Finally, if an ATD finds a threat it needs either a third party solution or a manual intervention to correct it. With Adaptive Defense 360 this is all taken care of automatically and immediately.

When all is said and done, we can see that Adaptive Defense 360 is way ahead of other options available on the market. It excels not only against traditional threats but also with vulnerable applications and advanced threats.

Adaptive Defense 360 continuously analyzes the system’s activity so as to determine how to classify every process being carried out as goodware or malware, without leaving room for doubt, and closes the circle of detection with the solution built in.