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Lastline, Inc.

April 26, 2016 06:00 ET

Lastline Emerges as Leader in Advanced Malware Detection in Forrester Research Automated Malware Analysis

Lastline Ranks Highest Among Eleven Vendors Evaluated; Detection of Evasive Malware and Exploits, Ease of Use and Strong Research Pedigree Cited by Forrester Research

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 26, 2016) -  Advanced malware protection provider Lastline, Inc. was named a Leader in the newly published Forrester Wave™ Automated Malware Analysis, Q2 2016 report, and is recognized as the strongest solution among the eleven malware detection solutions evaluated.

Lastline Enterprise is ranked as the strongest current Automated Malware Analysis (AMA) solution, in an evaluation that included vendors such as FireEye, Fidelis, Palo Alto Networks and CheckPoint. The evaluation was based on 36 criteria including detection, analysis, architecture, threat intelligence, integrations, reporting and customer satisfaction references. Lastline's deployment ease and versatility were also cited by The Forrester Wave™ report's authors Jeff Pollard and Kelley Mak. "Lastline is one of only two leaders that offer a standalone solution. Vendors that can provide SaaS, on-premise and hosted solutions position themselves to successfully deliver scalable and adaptable solutions."

AMA is now a necessity in the enterprise security stack, according to Pollard and Mak. They note that AMA tools have "transformed the specific skill sets of manual practitioners into an automated technology solution that uses static and dynamic analysis methods to detect existing malware while also discovering brand new exploit tools. In 2016, these technologies have shifted from possible to necessary investments in a security stack designed to prevent the known and detect the unknown."

Among key attributes contributing to Lastline's Leader status:

  • Dynamic Analysis - Forrester notes: "Lastline builds its research pedigree into its dynamic analysis, and it shows. Experience give(s) the Lastline founders and team an excellent background in understanding how to detect malware," the report's authors said.
  • Detection of Evasive Malware and Exploits - "Focusing on instrumenting hardware and software gives Lastline the ability to detect evasive malware and exploits in both software and hardware."
  • Usability - "A clean user interface, clear behavioral scoring and explanations make the technology easy to use. Cloud-based or on-premise solutions give flexibility in deployment, and a robust API makes integrations a priority."

AMA Sharpens Relevance of Alerts, Responses: Pollard and Mak cited customer responses that: "AMA technology generated the most important alerts of any technology in their environment. By focusing on actual execution of malware samples and watching behaviors, AMA solutions provide higher fidelity alerts and earlier in the attack life cycle. This means security teams can save time by prioritizing the results of AMA alerts over other technologies. AMA technologies offer the definitive set of organic threat intelligence that an organization requires."

"We are deeply honored to be recognized as a leader in The Forrester Wave™ findings," said Brian Laing, Vice President of Products and Business Development for Lastline. "We are especially pleased that our product was evaluated as a standalone product, while many of the other solutions reviewed were evaluated as a suite of multiple products. We and our integration and service partners such as Bit9 and Dell SecureWorks are dedicated to redefining and substantially improving the defenses of today's enterprises against targeted, evasive and zero-day attacks, with the ease of integration and deployability that today's IT, networking and security professionals need and increasingly demand."

Lastline's top ranking in The Forrester WAVE Report is one of several recognitions received in the last month. Lastline just won the 2016 Cybersecurity Excellence Award for Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection. In February, Lastline was Grand Trophy Winner and recipient of seven other awards from the 12th Annual 2016 Info Security Products Guide's Global Excellence Awards.

About Lastline

Lastline is innovating the way companies detect active breaches caused by advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evasive malware. Lastline's Deep Content Inspection goes beyond the legacy malware analysis used in most firewalls, UTM's, IPS systems, and antimalware software. Lastline's open architecture integrates advanced threat defenses and intelligence into existing operational workflows and security systems. Inspection of suspicious objects occurs at scale in real-time using a full-system emulation approach to sandboxing that is superior to virtual machine-based and OS emulation techniques. Lastline's technology correlates network and object analysis to achieve timely breach confirmation and incident response. Lastline was built by Anubis and Wepawet researchers and industry veterans with decades of experience focused specifically on advanced breach weaponry and tactics.

Headquartered in Redwood City, California with offices throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Lastline's platform is used by global managed security service providers, Global 2000 enterprises and leading security vendors worldwide. To learn more, visit https://www.lastline.com.

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