Deep Instinct Prevention for Applications defends critical business applications

Deep Instinct has provided Deep Instinct Prevention for Applications, an agentless, on-demand anti-malware solution for the enterprise that is device and operating system independent.

This offering revolutionizes threat protection beyond the endpoint with flexible in-transit file scanning, deployable anywhere, via the API to return a malicious-vs-benign verdict at enterprise speed. It protects any web application or cloud storage from malicious content while ensuring data privacy.

Financial services and other industries with petabytes of data in motion every day have been threatened by malicious uploaded content that can explode when downloaded from storage. These organizations rely on slow solutions, consume vast CPU and memory resources, and miss unknown malware, leaving this threat segment underserved.

In the wake of the pandemic, fintech transactions alone increased by 13% and their volume by 11%, indicating growth in the sector. With tens of millions of files in transit each day connected to high-value business data, mortgage applications, insurance claims, and other sensitive information, financial institutions are at risk from unchecked malicious downloads. and lack viable options to ensure that infected content is not a threat to their operations or their customers.

As threat actors seek alternative entry points into corporate environments, this risk factor will only increase. In fact, a study found that 35% of malicious files were hidden in Microsoft Office and PDF files.

“As threat actors compromise entry points beyond the endpoint, financial services institutions that exchange tens of millions of files every day are at heightened risk. This has been primarily created by the failure of Antivirus, network and other established solutions to scale.They are slow, cannot scale or handle high volumes of daily traffic or handle large file sizes, and often resort to sandboxing.As a result, they continue to miss threats unknowns and incur high infrastructure costs. It’s the worst of both worlds for a business,” said Guy Caspi, CEO and co-founder of Deep Instinct.

“Deep Instinct disrupts the cybersecurity status quo by setting a new standard for stopping malicious files, both known and unknown, before they reach storage,” Caspi continued.

Deep Instinct Prevention for Applications provides organizations with an on-demand scanning solution that prevents unknown malware from hiding in files and scales to scan tens of millions of files per day. With very low CPU requirements, low false positive rate and low processing requirements, Deep Instinct provides the solution to this underserved threat gap.

Traditional AV/sandbox solutions are ineffective in addressing this issue as they are easily evaded and slow to respond. This increases risk and negatively affects user experience, but impacts business by slowing down critical processes.

“Deep Instinct addresses a major problem in today’s enterprise – its exposure to an ever-increasing number of attack vectors,” said David OLeary, Field CISO – Sr. Director, Global Cybersecurity, SHI. “We look forward to bringing this truly unique solution to our enterprise customers and helping them better protect themselves and their customers from malicious content when exchanging important files every day.”

Other benefits of Deep Instinct Prevention for apps include:

  • Doesn’t rely on the cloud to provide a verdict.
  • Only the file hash leaves the environment maintaining full confidentiality of customer data.
  • No customer data is used for training or updating AI models.
  • Minimal infrastructure resources, including CPU and memory usage, combined with a small footprint, ensure a low total cost of ownership.

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