Web Browsing Anti-Malware
Protecting a network from modern malware has become a lot more complicated than applying simple antivirus with some old-fashioned signatures, maybe installed just on the workstations. The current threat level indicates a continuation of a trend that started a few years ago, with hackers writing malware at an ever-increasing pace. The statistics shown under http://response.network-box.com/malware reveal this trend very clearly. We no longer talk about “anti-virus” because the number of different threats is such that it required us to use a new term: “anti-malware.”
It is important to understand that anti-malware is best applied in a multilayered fashion – called “layered security approach” by the security experts. One such layer is the anti-virus engine you are running on your workstations, but another very important layer is the scanning of web pages at the gateway to block threats before they’re even allowed into your network.
The Network Box web-browsing anti-malware solution takes a multiengine approach to attack the problem with many weapons. We use three anti-virus engines: Kaspersky, ClamAV and Network Box’s own, and the current number of signatures they total can be found at http://response.network-box.com/protection-malware.
As a result, when your users download a page from the Internet, every object in that page will be scanned for threats with three anti-virus engines and a total number of signatures that is rapidly approaching 10 million. Nothing can guarantee 100% success against zero-day threats, but this multilayered approach, coupled with Network Box’s new Z-scan real-time anti-virus engine, is the closest you’ll ever get to perfect protection.
In a recent independent test, the Tolly Group determined that the Network Box anti-virus solution is 100% effective against malware for SMTP, POP3 and HTTP. You can read the results of the test here: Tolly report.