During the last quarter of 2016, 30 percent of all malware doing the rounds was so new that traditional anti-virus software companies had not yet developed signatures for them.
This is outlined in a recent article on industry news Service “GeekWire” from Seattle, following on a report by security specialists Watchguard Technologies, based in the same city. To identify ongoing trends, Watchguard analyzed data provided by nearly 25,000 active security appliances that the company is running.
In the face of increasing volumes of zero day malware, Retarus has taken an innovative path with its “Patient Zero Detection®“ technology. This new approach focuses on identifying attacks that have already slipped through the company’s defenses. Recipients of emails containing malware, which have already been delivered, can now be identified retroactively. Patient Zero Detection® then alerts administrators and, if desired, the recipients without delay about infected systems – enabling a timely response. In this way, security-conscious companies provide additional protection for their IT infrastructures and reduce their risk substantially.