Organizations of all sizes have been plagued by sophisticated attacks that evade traditional signature-based defenses, resulting in the loss of personal information, millions of dollars, and permanent reputation damage. WatchGuard APT Blocker puts a stop to these fast moving and persistent threats by using a next-generation cloud sandbox that simulates physical hardware, exposing malware designed to evade traditional network security defenses.
- Provides advanced protection against ransomware, zero-day threats, and evolving malware
- Thoroughly analyzes a wide range of executables and documents, including office file types
- Seamless integration with WatchGuard Dimension for complete visibility
- Deploy in seconds as part of an integrated security solution
- Delivers Instant threat response with automated alerts
- Average analysis time of less than two minutes
Combat Evolving Threats
As threats continue to evolve and become more complex, there is not one technology that can provide complete threat protection on its own. That’s why at WatchGuard, we take a layered approach to network security, continually staying ahead of the evolving threat landscape with a suite of powerful security services. Signature-based defenses are still critical as a first line of defense, eliminating known threats at the gateway.* However, you still need last-mile protection against unknown attacks that make it past the first layers of security. That’s where APT Blocker comes in, providing your next level in advanced malware detection and prevention.
Prevent, Detect, and Resolve
WatchGuard APT Blocker focuses on behavioral analysis to determine if a file is malicious, identifying and submitting suspicious files to a cloud-based sandbox where the code is emulated, executed, and analyzed to determine its threat potential. If the suspected file is found to be malicious, APT Blocker quickly takes action to ensure your network and digital assets stay secure.
Full System Emulation Simulates Physical Hardware
Modern malware, including advanced persistent threats, ransomware, and zero-day attacks, are designed to recognize and evade traditional defenses. APT Blocker’s full system emulation – which simulates physical hardware including CPU and memory – provides the most comprehensive level of protection against advanced malware.
Easy to Use
WatchGuard APT Blocker not only provides comprehensive protection against advanced malware, it does with a simple and intuitive user interface. From the management console, you can access easy-to-use controls that enable you to allow, drop, block, or quarantine by severity level, as well as set customized notifications for when APT Blocker detects a threat.
Gain complete visibility into the advanced threats attempting to attack your network, including the protocols used, threat IDs, sender source, and the specific types of malicious activities that would have happened if APT Blocker did not take action.
How It Works
WatchGuard APT Blocker works in tandem with WatchGuard Gateway AntiVirus for the ultimate solution in detecting and preventing advanced malware. If the file passes the Gateway AntiVirus* scan, a hash of the file is sent to the APT Blocker cloud sandbox to determine if it is a known threat. If the hash of the file is not recognized, APT Blocker prompts the Firebox to send the full file, which is executed in an environment that simulates physical hardware for comprehensive threat analysis. Administrators are then alerted if the file is suspicious with a threat rating.
*APT Blocker requires a WatchGuard Gateway AntiVirus subscription
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