Digital Guardian will Integrate CounterTack’s In-Memory Endpoint Threat Analysis, Behavioral Detection and Forensic Capabilities to Increase Protection against Advanced Malware
WALTHAM, Mass. (August 02, 2016) – Digital Guardian, a next generation data protection platform purpose built to stop data theft, today announced it has entered into a product licensing agreement with CounterTack that will integrate CounterTack’s Digital DNA® in-memory threat analysis, behavioral detection and forensic capabilities into the Digital Guardian platform.
Malware that bypasses many detection engines typically resides in memory, and attackers are engineering malware to continuously infect corporate endpoints and servers while evading antivirus and other endpoint detection platforms. Often referred to as fileless malware, they are designed to run processes with higher levels of stealth while enabling increased privilege escalation, lateral movement in the network and ultimately, data exfiltration. Digital DNA® from CounterTack is the industry’s leading solution to detect fileless infections, and other advanced malware. For example, it can detect and contain threats like PowerWare, a new fileless ransomware.
“As we continue our mission to provide ubiquitous data protection from all threats, it’s imperative we integrate advanced capabilities like memory analysis, behavioral detection and forensics as part of our next gen platform,” said Ken Levine, president and chief executive officer, Digital Guardian. “We are extremely pleased to be partnering with CounterTack as the company brings us a complementary technology that provides customers with a higher level of information security, process visibility and threat intelligence.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with an industry leader like Digital Guardian who has an established and growing customer base for its technology that already protects millions of endpoints,” said Neal Creighton, CEO, CounterTack. “Whether it’s CounterTack’s customers or Digital Guardian’s customers, our mutual goal is to help organizations re-establish control across the endpoint environment, where most threats now originate, and where they have the most potential to steal sensitive data. Our in-memory analysis capabilities, along with behavioral-based detection and forensic capture, will provide Digital Guardian customers with enhanced endpoint protection and the unique capability to predict how advanced threats will execute.”
“The evolving threat landscape requires solutions that can detect, analyze, and respond to the variety of methods employed by an attacker, and next generation endpoint security is no exception,” said Doug Cahill, senior analyst, ESG. “Fileless malware is continuing to grow in popularity as a means to evade detection by operating in memory only, an approach to maximize dwell time in order to harvest more sensitive information. Digital Guardian customers will benefit from its partnership with CounterTack by being able to detect and remediate memory-resident attacks faster to protect against data loss.”
The full integration will be completed in 2017. Until then, Digital Guardian plans to resell two of CounterTack’s endpoint detection and response products, both powered by Digital DNA:
- Active Defense – Enterprise-class malware detection and analysis platform.
- Responder PRO – Advanced in-memory forensics, malware analysis and reverse engineering tool specifically designed for incident responders.
For more information please visit: https://digitalguardian.com/solutions/use-case/memory-forensics