Modern threats use multiple vectors to attack, from malicious email attachments to infected web ads to phishing sites. Criminals combine a range of threat technologies, deployed in numerous stages to infect computers and networks. This blended approach increases the likelihood of success, the speed of contagion, and the severity of damage.
Multi-vector attacks are designed to exploit the blind spots of signature-based security, allowing malware to infiltrate systems undetected. Unfortunately, even modern endpoint solutions still rely – at least in part – on signature-based detection models. This approach only protects end users once the threat is known, and after the vendor has created a signature and it has been updated on the endpoint, which is often too late.
Even newer, so-called “next-generation” endpoint solutions, which are typically more effective than their traditional competitors, are ill-equipped to fight modern attacks, as many only protect endpoints at the infection stage, and only across a single vector.
The only way to stop zero-day threats is with multi-vector endpoint protection that can secure users and their devices at every stage of an attack, across every possible attack vector.
The SecureAnywhere® Difference
Webroot SecureAnywhere® Business Endpoint Protection offers a unique security approach that protects against threats across numerous vectors; including email, web browsing, file attachments, hyperlinks, display ads, social media apps, and connected devices like USB drives, as well as other blended threats with the potential to deliver malicious payloads.
Powered by the industry-leading cloud-based Webroot Threat Intelligence Platform, Webroot solutions combine the latest real-time intelligence from Webroot BrightCloud® services with advanced machine learning and behavior-based heuristics. Using our always up-to-date, cloud-based technology, RSG Webroot is able to detect, analyze, categorize, score, and highly accurately predict the threats each endpoint is experiencing in real time.
By combining SecureAnywhere file pattern and predictive behavior recognition technology with cutting edge machine learning and the processing power of cloud computing, Webroot effectively stops malware and zero-day threats at the moment of attack. The Webroot approach is more effective and accountable than single-vector competitors. You no longer need to rely on an outmoded detection model that is easily overwhelmed by today’s malware – a model that yields unknown dwell times, can’t protect users until after malware has already infiltrated the system, and doesn’t alert on attacks until long after the infiltration has occurred.
Because SecureAnywhere Business Endpoint Protection is fully cloud-based, there are no definitions or signatures to deploy and manage. Malware detection occurs continuously in real time, so performance issues fade away. Scheduled systems scans are normally around 18 seconds and never impact device performance, even on virtual desktop and server environments, as well as embedded operating systems. The software agent itself happily coexists with other antivirus solutions, so there’s no need to rip and replace an existing solution.
Uncovering zero-day malware