Malware is getting more sophisticated by the day and the number of cyberattacks are increasing in an alarming rate. According to a study, cyberattacks were up 48 percent from 2013 to 2014. With government and large companies being no longer the only targets for hackers, protection for small and medium-size business is more important than ever before. Modern malware including APTs (advanced persistent threats) are particularly difficult to detect and extremely dangerous to your network. A recent study shows more than 70 percent of malware goes undetected by anti-virus products.

Available for all WatchGuard UTM appliances, APT Blocker uses a next-gen sandbox to get detailed views into the execution of a malware program. After first running through other security services, files are fingerprinted and checked against an existing database – first on the appliance and then in the cloud. If the file has never been seen before, it is analyzed using the system emulator, which monitors the execution of all instructions. It can spot the evasion techniques that other sandboxes miss.


Businesses that rely on antivirus software alone are no longer protected. What makes today’s threats so
dangerous is that they can easily morph into code that will slip by signature-based products looking for a
recognizable malware pattern.

Next-Generation Sandbox for Full System Emulation
WatchGuard APT Blocker focuses on behavior analysis to determine if a file is malicious. APT Blocker
identifies and submits suspicious files to a cloud-based next-generation sandbox, a virtual environment
where code is analyzed, emulated, and executed to determine its threat potential.

Modern malware including Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) is designed to recognized and evade
traditional defenses. APT Blocker’s full system emulation – which simulates the physical hardware including
CPU and memory – provides the most comprehensive level of protection against malware.

WatchGuard has
partnered with Lastline Technology as the best-in-class partner for the APT Blocker service.

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