Learning Capabilities to Intercept X Early Access Program
– Nov. 3, 2017 Sophos (LSE:SOPH), a global leader in
network and endpoint security today announced that deep learning driven malware
detection is now available through its Intercept X early access program. This
deep learning capability has been developed using technology from Invincea, acquired
by Sophos in February
September 2016, Sophos Intercept
X is a next-generation endpoint security product that stops zero-day
malware, blocks all exploit techniques known today and includes an advanced
anti-ransomware feature that can stop both known and unknown ransomware
variants within seconds. Deployed through the cloud-based management platform
Sophos Central, Intercept X can be installed alongside existing endpoint
security software from any vendor, immediately boosting endpoint protection by
stopping malicious code before it can do harm.
learning is a branch of machine learning and artificial intelligence
that leverages an artificial neural network to build a model used to make
predictions with speed, scale, and judgement that exceed human capabilities.
The deep neural network of
Intercept X is trained on hundreds of millions of samples to detect when a file
is malicious, potentially unwanted, or legitimate. Deep learning is more
effective than traditional machine learning approaches because of its larger
scale training set, smaller model, and more effective detections.
proven by its proactive protection of customers during the WannaCry outbreak, and
now we are taking that zero-day malware detection to the next level,” commented
Dan Schiappa, general manager and senior vice president of the Enduser and
Network Security groups at Sophos. “More advanced than conventional machine
learning, Sophos’ deep learning systems can scale to hundreds of
millions of training examples, meaning
our technology can ‘memorize’ the observable threat landscape as part of its
training process. This dramatically improves detection results for new and
unique malware without the volume of false-positives that other products
produce. This is the next step in the implementation of deep-learning
techniques across our portfolio. Our early adopter customers have already installed this
enhanced detection and we are now broadening access to this technology through
the Intercept X early access program.”
through the early access program including active hacker mitigation, advanced
application lockdown, and enhanced exploit prevention.
open for general admission. To join the program and community, please visit https://community.sophos.com/products/intercept/early-access-preview/.
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