Malware Radar – new automated malware audit service

Panda Software announced Malware Radar, a new automated malware audit service, which detects the threats that slip past traditional solutions. This innovative solution responds to the problem posed by the spectacular growth in the amount of malicious code in circulation, which is not detected by existing anti-malware products. In fact, 76 percent of the companies audited during the Malware Radar test phase were infected by malware, even though they had security solutions installed.

Malware Radar is developed by Panda Research based on a “collective intelligence” approach and housed in a network of datacenters (initially made up of around 100 servers). The pillars of this new system are:

1. Collection of data from the community. The system centrally collects and stores behavioral patterns of programs, file traces, new malware examples, etc. This data comes from Panda users, and from other companies and collaborators. This wide capacity to collect information provides higher visibility of the threats that are active in the Internet.

2.     Automated data processing. The system automatically analyzes and classifies the thousands of new samples received every day. To do this, an expert system correlates the data received from the community with PandaLab’s extensive malware knowledge base. The system automatically returns verdicts (malware or goodware) on the new files received from the community, thereby reducing the tasks that PandaLabs must carry out manually to a minimum.

3.    Release of the knowledge extracted. This knowledge in delivered to users as web services or through signature file updates.

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