Complex malware is commonplace. It features in opportunistic, generic keyloggers secreted on websites and custom concoctions built into targeted attacks. While advanced inline systems on endpoints and in the network can detect the overwhelming majority of malware, it’s almost inevitable that some dangerous code will slip through. Then what? For some, back-up controls shut down malicious activities on the endpoint using a range of application and OS-layer tools. What if these systems are missing or fail?
Few companies have the resources to deploy specialized monitoring tools and hire experts to capture and analyze anomalous code. Typically, nothing happens — until a breach or attack upsets the apple cart. Then, expensive specialists descend to determine what happened where, find any rotten apples, and define a recovery plan.
This cycle will become more frequent as off-the-black-market-shelf tool kits make complex malware accessible to every criminal. However, you can fight back using integrated and intelligent protections that mesh defenses and monitoring operations into a system.
This solution guide explains how existing antimalware in endpoints and the network must change to better detect, block, analyze, and respond to the full range of ingenuity in advanced malware. As long as malware remains the most potent tool in the cybercriminal’s tool kit, an integrated and systematic approach is your best defense.