Cybereason’s NGAV Engine Is Now Integrated into VirusTotal

Cybereason, creators of the leading cybersecurity data analytics platform including endpoint detection and response, next-generation antivirus (NGAV), and active monitoring services, announced today that its is a contributing member of VirusTotal. In addition, its NGAV engine has been integrated into VirusTotal’s threat scanning service. Cybereason also announced that is now a member of the Anti-Malware Testing Standards Organization (AMTSO).

“Cybereason is thrilled to be contributing our next-generation anti-virus engine to the VirusTotal malware service and we’re happy to have passed the rigorous certification process,” said Sam Curry, Chief Security Officer, Cybereason. “Our NGAV engine enables our customers to automatically find and block never-before-seen attacks in addition to classical known-bad files. Our proprietary data analytics platform enables our customers to automatically process and block all threat types, not just known bad files.”

VirusTotal, a subsidiary of Google, is a free online service that analyzes files and URLs enabling the identification of viruses, worms, trojans and other kinds of malicious content detected by antivirus engines and website scanners. The group’s mission is to help in improving the antivirus and security industry and make the internet a safer place through the development of free tools and services.

AMTSO’s membership comprises the best known anti-malware companies and the testing organizations that test and compare how well different products perform. AMTSO publishes best practices for testing and makes available a database of current threats for testing purposes.

“The strength of VirusTotal is its inclusion of a wide range of fit-for-purpose anti-malware scanners that can operate independently, detecting viruses and other malicious files. It requires these scanners to be certified before their inclusion,” said Simon Edwards, CEO, SE Labs.

SE Labs is an AMTSO member that runs a rigorous certification program following AMTSO’s testing guidelines and using AMTSO’s Real Time Threat List (RTTL) to expose scanners to prevalent malware. The lab also uses malware that is unknown to Virus Total and the RTTL to ensure that scanners are capable of functioning independently.”

About Cybereason
Cybereason, creators of the first and only cybersecurity data analytics platform, give the advantage back to the defender through a completely new approach to cybersecurity. Cybereason offers endpoint detection and response (EDR), next-generation antivirus (NGAV), and active monitoring services, all powered by its proprietary data analytics platform. The Cybereason suite of products provides unmatched visibility, increases analyst efficiency and effectiveness, and reduces security risk. Cybereason is privately held, having raised $189 million from top-tier VCs, and is headquartered in Boston, with offices in London, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo.

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Carrie Brunner grew up in a small town in northern New Brunswick. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Carrie writes mostly on provincial stories.
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