Perception Point launches anti-malware solution for shared drives

Perception Point announced the launch of an Advanced Shared Drive Security solution for OneDrive, SharePoint, Dropbox, Google Drive and Box.

Cloud-based shared drive applications are essential productivity tools in today’s enterprise environment.

Despite widespread adoption, the majority of these platforms lack the security measures that have been instrumental in securing email, endpoints and networks, creating security blind spots that pose a cybersecurity risk. According to market research, 81% of IT decision makers consider shared drive apps to be vulnerable to cyberattacks.

Perception Point’s Advanced Shared Drive Security solution prevents malicious content (files & URLs) from being uploaded, downloaded or utilized to infect previously clean files.

CPU-level visibility combined with scanning capabilities detect attacks, such as zero days and n-days, pre-malware release. Multi-layered technology combines multiple threat intelligence, image recognition and static engines to prevent phishing and commodity malware.

“Shared drives can be highly effective malware distribution platforms. Files and URLs shared in these channels are not being sufficiently scanned for malicious content, and intrusions can easily occur when users interact with third-parties on unmanaged endpoints or via insider threats,” said Yoram Salinger, CEO of Perception Point.

“Our company has recognized this growing threat and has developed a platform that keeps our customers secure by ensuring that the content inside these collaborative channels is safe and clean at all times.”

A recent survey conducted by Perception Point, with 500 enterprise IT decision makers, found that 67% of organizations have been attacked via Enterprise Communication & Collaboration channels at least once in the last year, and nearly 80% agree that the sophistication of these attacks is increasing, clearly indicating that hackers are expanding their attack surface and taking advantage of these unprotected channels.

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