Panda Launches APT Defense Platform Adaptive Defense 1.5

Key features include the ability to view the status of endpoints in real-time and the ability to manage the settings from a single Web console.

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Panda released a new version of Adaptive Defense 1.5, its managed service to protect against Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and targeted attacks in enterprise environments.

Panda’s model is based on supervision, control and classification of the behavior and nature of every application run. Using machine learning techniques under the supervision of PandaLabs technicians, the service is designed to ensure that only legitimate applications run in big data environments.

If malware is identified, the user receives instant warnings along with a report detailing the locations, infected machines and the actions performed by the malware.

In addition, execution graphs allow a systems administrator to view the events triggered by the malware, providing clear and thorough information about the actions performed by malware, the recipients of the messages and the files created.

PandaLabs, the anti-malware laboratory of Panda Security, detected and neutralized 75 million malware samples in 2014, the company said. This figure more than doubles the number of new malware strains it recorded in 2013.

Some of the key features of Adaptive Defense 1.5 include a disinfection service, real-time visibility of endpoints and the ability to manage settings from a single Web console. The service also can identify software on the network that has known vulnerabilities. Panda said it designed Adaptive Defense 1.5 to be incorporated into users’ existing infrastructure and coexist with traditional antivirus solutions that protect against all types of malware, including targeted and zero-day attacks.

The release follows last month’s launch of Panda Mobile Security, which protects mobile devices against next-generation threats. One of the solution’s features, called Costs Money, is an indicator that warns users against downloading apps that send SMS messages to premium-rate numbers.

The platform incorporates an anti-theft system that takes a photo of any person who enters an incorrect unlock code, and then sends the photo and map of their location to the user’s email address.

Additionally, should the missing device run out of battery, Mobile Security saves its location.