WatchGuard Technologies

WatchGuard Technologies Launches AI-Based Antivirus To Help Defend Against Zero Day Malware

Latest version of Fireware operating system introduces new IntelligentAV service for malware detection. WatchGuard Technologies announced version 12.2 of its Fireware® operating system for its Firebox® Unified Security Platform appliances. Key to the update is IntelligentAV, a new antivirus scan service that uses an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to predict, detect and block constantly evolving zero day malware. IntelligentAV joins Threat Detection and Response (TDR), Gateway AntiVirus, and APT Blocker as an additional layer of industry-leading malware defense on the Firebox platform.

Macro-less Word Document Attacks On The Rise, Zero Day Malware Variants Jump 167 Percent

WatchGuard® Technologies announced new research findings from its Internet Security Report for Q4 2017. Among the report’s most notable findings, threat intelligence from Firebox appliances protecting small and midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises around the world showed that total malware attacks are up by 33 percent, and that cyber criminals are increasingly leveraging Microsoft Office documents to deliver malicious payloads. WatchGuard has also launched a new Threat Landscape data visualization tool, available for the public to access to daily updates about the most prevalent computer and network security threats affecting SMBs and distributed enterprises.