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|Palo Alto Networks Raises the Bar for Endpoint Security With Updates to Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection Offering|
|Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 10:23:46 AM|
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the next-generation security company, today announced new functionality, including significant machine learning capabilities for real-time unknown malware prevention, to its Traps™ advanced endpoint protection offering. These updates further strengthen the malware and exploit prevention capabilities of Traps and alleviate the need for legacy antivirus products to protect endpoints, such as laptops, servers and VDI instances.
Many organizations deploy a number of security products and software agents on their endpoint systems, including one or more traditional antivirus products. Nevertheless, cyber breaches continue to increase in frequency, variety and sophistication. Traditional antivirus products struggle to keep pace and invariably fail to prevent these attacks on endpoints.
An alternative to legacy antivirus point products, Traps uniquely combines the most effective, purpose-built malware and exploit detection methods to prevent known and unknown threats before they can successfully compromise an endpoint. By focusing on detecting and blocking the techniques at the core of these attacks, Traps can prevent sophisticated, targeted and never-before-seen attacks.
As a component of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, a natively integrated and automated platform designed to safely enable applications and prevent cyber breaches, Traps both shares with and receives threat intelligence information from the Palo Alto Networks WildFire™ cloud-based malware analysis environment. Threat intelligence information is passed to WildFire by each component of the security platform, and Traps uses this information to block threats on the endpoint no matter where they originated.
The new functionality announced today, which includes static analysis via machine learning and trusted publisher capabilities, will allow Traps to detect and immediately prevent malware that has never been seen.
The latest version of Traps, version 3.4, will be available by the end of August on the Palo Alto Networks Support Portal and will include the following updates: