Malwarebytes announces new service as replacement for antivirus

Malwarebytes announced the release of its new single endpoint agent cloud platform for business, featuring Malwarebytes Incident Response, Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection and a new cloud-based management console.
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, now delivered as a service by the platform, features a signatureless Anomaly Detection Engine powered by machine learning. Combining seven protection layers, this new Malwarebytes solution is a more effective and efficient replacement for antivirus.
“Malware infections mean lost revenue and potentially devastating consequences, particularly for smaller and mid-sized businesses who have limited internal IT staff,” said Tony Massimini, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. “For true protection, businesses require a
solution that provides a layered defense approach to security beyond the limitations of traditional antivirus products. Malwarebytes’ Anomaly Detection Engine is an innovative technique for identifying malware. An easily deployed and managed cloud solution with machine learning capabilities gives businesses scalable endpoint protection against today’s growing threats.”
The new Malwarebytes cloud platform makes deployment and ongoing management of Malwarebytes solutions easy. Administrators benefit from broader visibility into endpoints that exist within their environment. Additionally, the solutions do not require a constant connection to the cloud platform, meaning users are still protected when they are not connected.
Malwarebytes Endpoint Protection, built on the Malwarebytes platform, is an endpoint security solution featuring layers of detection technologies with a unified endpoint agent. The new Anomaly Detection Engine has been integrated into Malwarebytes’ layered approach to security. Most security vendors have taken a traditional approach to identifying malware using known malware samples. With the threat landscape evolving at such a furious pace, these models need constant retraining, resulting in a process strongly resembling signature-based approaches to threat detection. Malwarebytes’ machine learning approach, powered by the new anomaly detection layer, provides real-time, signature-less detection against new and unknown threats by modeling known trusted files rather than attempting to model historical malware samples. Integrated into the layered approach of detection techniques for both pre- and post-execution,
Malwarebytes Incident Response is a threat detection and remediation tool also built on the highly scalable, cloud-based management platform. Powered by the company’s proprietary Linking Engine, the solution provides the most complete and thorough remediation possible, improves threat detection for businesses of all sizes and minimizes the time it takes to respond to an attack, with the added benefits of scalability, flexibility and automation.
Malwarebytes is now a validated, next-generation replacement for traditional antivirus (AV) solutions. Coalfire Systems, Inc, a leading
provider of cybersecurity, risk management and compliance services, certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), conducted an independent assessment of Malwarebytes. The company validated Malwarebytes as exceeding the technical conditions for antivirus software outlined within the requirements of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2, including requirements 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3.
In its report, Coalfire says Malwarebytes, “is effective in providing significant and substantial support for the key requirements and controls of PCI DSS and can assist in a comprehensive program of cybersecurity for merchants, issuing banks, processors, services
providers and other entities required to comply with PCI DSS 3.2.”
“Malwarebytes’ new platform is exactly what our customers have been asking for,” said Michael Destefani, CEO, DSolution. “We are extremely impressed with the enhancements. Being able to offer the solution will serve as a significant and impactful part of our growth strategy.”
“The threat landscape is changing every second with new malware variants arising every day,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “As security professionals, it is our responsibility to protect businesses from these threats, but most competitive offerings take a singular approach to the problem that cannot keep up with how fast malware is evolving. That is why we are now equipping businesses with seven different layers for stopping and remediating today’s and tomorrow’s threats.”
This new proactive, multi-layered approach to security from Malwarebytes ensures that these rapidly evolving, new and dangerous cyberthreats are caught and remediated before they can negatively impact businesses.

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