BluVector Expands Real-Time Detection of Fileless Malware on the Network

BluVector Demonstrates New Features Extending its Fileless Malware Detection and Response Capabilities at Black Hat 2018

Arlington, Va.— August 2, 2018— BluVector, a leader in AI-driven network security technology, today announced the latest version of BluVector® Cortex™, the company’s flagship platform, capable of sensing and responding to the world’s most sophisticated threats in real-time.

This latest upgrade focuses on further innovation within the platform’s network-based fileless malware detection, offering the ability to detect the greatest range of fileless attacks and automatically block these threats through its rich partner ecosystem.

“BluVector Cortex continues to evolve ahead of the industry with the expansion of its real-time detection of zero-day fileless malware on the network, providing the greatest breadth of fileless coverage and the only solution that empowers threat analysts with targeted logging surrounding a fileless event,” said Kris Lovejoy, CEO, BluVector. “We’re excited to return to Black Hat to show how these new capabilities can help organizations overcome one of the biggest security challenges of 2018 – detecting and responding to fileless malware.”

The company also leverages its strong partner alliances, including a partnership with Carbon Black, to offer a unique solution on the market, capable of providing automated protection from fileless malware.

“As cybercriminals continue to evolve, we’ve seen an increase in fileless attacks,” said Jim Raine, Director of Technology Alliances, Carbon Black. “By combining BluVector and Carbon Black, customers are able to achieve end-to-end, immediate protection from advanced threats.”

Enhancements to BluVector Cortex includes new features that expand detection coverage, improve the investigation and response workflow and further scalability. Major new features and enhancements include:

  • PowerShell Detection – In addition to its existing coverage of JavaScript- and VBScript-based attacks, BluVector now also supports the analysis of PowerShell scripts in network traffic, identifying potential zero-day attacks before they have the chance to cause damage.
  • Fileless Script Capture and Context– Access to the actual scripts and related network traffic from a fileless attack all in one place enables an organization to easily investigate and even reverse-engineer a threat without the need for expensive full packet capture.
  • Advanced Threat Investigation– Today’s threats often make use of multiple stages and threat vectors, which can make investigation a very manual process. Enhanced search capabilities and new filters simplify and automate this correlation process, allowing analysts to quickly understand if an event was a standalone incident or part of a larger attack.
  • 20G Form Factor– Support for very large environments makes BluVector Cortex the only solution capable of detecting never-before-seen file-based and fileless malware in real-time on enterprise- and data center-grade networks.

BluVector will demonstrate its new capabilities at Black Hat USA 2018, Booth #2504, from Aug. 4-9, 2018 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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Micheal Mullen
Micheal Mullen currently serves as Senior Product Marketing Manager at BluVector. Previously, he’s authored or edited content on sites including Metalogix, ZD Net, Deltek, The Washington Post and L-3 Communications.

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