An attacker must complete a sequence of events to steal information or run ransomware for the attack to succeed and move to the next stage. And with endpoints being the most vulnerable components of your IT infrastructure, nearly every attack first relies on compromising one of them.
With threats and attacks growing in volume and sophistication, sooner or later an endpoint will be compromised. That’s why advanced endpoint protection is a vital part of a comprehensive security strategy.
An increase of new malware samples detected in the wild grew by 55% between January 2017 and January 2018. There was also an increase in fileless attacks, which require no action by the user for infected to occur. In fact, the Ponemon Institute projects that 35% of malware attacks in 2018 will be fileless, and with fileless attacks being 10 times more likely to succeed, endpoints are at greater risk than ever of being compromised. As adversaries try new approaches, we will see attacks become more sophisticated. Attackers will use multiple techniques and vectors to target specific people and organizations, employing multiple attack strategies to accomplish their goals.
Traps™ advanced endpoint protection from Palo Alto Networks stops threats on the endpoint and coordinates enforcement with cloud and network security to prevent successful cyberattacks. By combining multiple methods of prevention, Traps stands apart in its ability to protect endpoints. It blocks security breaches and successful ransomware attacks that leverage malware (file-based or fileless) and exploits, known or unknown, before they can compromise endpoints.
In the new 2018 Advanced Endpoint Protection Test Report from NSS Labs, Traps received a Recommended rating – the highest rating NSS Labs offers. NSS Labs tested a variety of advanced endpoint protection products against a variety of malware, exploits, blended threats and evasions. Traps blocked 100% of evasions and exploits with zero false positives. These results – and the recommendation – validate the power of Traps and its prevention-first approach. Watch this short video to learn more.