Despite substantial investments in numerous security products, organizations continue to be victims of successful malware attacks and data breaches.
Today’s sophisticated malware has been engineered to discover and outsmart “advanced” security tools like firewalls, IPS, and sandbox technologies. These technologies are unable to detect the wide range of evasion techniques described below.
Sandboxes use virtual machine (VM) technology to analyze suspicious objects. Although VMs resemble a real host, they also insert artifacts into the VM environment for the virtualization to work. These artifacts include additional operating system files and processes, supplementary CPU features, and other components. Sophisticated malware can detect these artifacts, alter its behavior and avoid detection.
Advanced malware avoids being detected by sandboxes or other security controls by altering its behavior and adopting one or more evasion tactics, such as:
We designed Lastline Enterprise to provide complete visibility into malware behavior that other technologies miss, while remaining hidden from the malware itself. We created Deep Content Inspection™, a unique isolation and inspection environment that simulates an entire host including the CPU, system memory, and all devices. Deep Content Inspection allows Lastline Enterprise to interact with the malware and observe all the actions a malicious object might take.