Malware Analysis

Analyze files privately and effectively

Cybercriminals continually devise more sophisticated malware and new attack methods to combat anti-malware systems. By conducting malware analysis, security professionals inspect files and detect malicious activity, thus, quickly respond or eliminate threats before significant damages.

  • How can Malware Analysts contain and examine malicious code without executing it or affecting the system?
  • How can Security Specialists quickly evaluate the latest threats and get insights into best cybersecurity practices?

Enterprises need a malware analysis tool that is comprehensive and vigilant—to combat next-generation attacks.

What is Malware Analysis?

Malware analysis is the process of investigating the risks, intentions and functionality of a given malware. This process will reveal the malware’s type, nature and attacking methodologies, etc. that enables Incident Responders, Threat Researchers and Security Analysts quickly and effectively triage and respond to security incidents, simultaneously find the root cause of cyberattacks and improve their defense to protect their network infrastructure.

There are usually 3 types of malware analysis:

  • Static Analysis is analyzing malicious programs without executing them mainly using signature-based detection and heuristic detection techniques.
  • Dynamic Analysis is analyzing the malware’s behaviors during execution in an isolated environment that does not affect your actual system.
  • Hybrid Analysis combines both of static and dynamic analysis that provides malware analysts the advantages of both approaches.

Malware Analysis Stages

Malware analysis can occur in 4 distinct phases:

Malware Analysis Business Challenges

  • False positive alerts due to using single or just few AV engines
  • Concerning about file privacy when uploading files to the cloud for analysis
  • Time-consuming & cumbersome process due to using disparate set of security products
  • Shortage of internal cybersecurity specialists while number of malware samples keeps increasing
  • No automated analysis and remediation
  • Zero-day and advanced evasive malware bypassing your limited malware analysis tools

How OPSWAT Malware Analysis Can Help

Maintain the Privacy of Your Files

You can control the privacy of your files, even on-premises or in the cloud. MetaDefender Core can be deployed on-premises which enables offline analyzation of malicious files. Otherwise, by using MetaDefender Cloud platform, your files will be processed privately in a temporary storage and removed immediately after the analytical report is finished. This keeps sensitive files private and scan results confidential so criminals cannot utilize the result for intelligence.

Maximize Malware Detection Rate

OPSWAT Multiscanning enables you to scan every file with over 30 anti-malware engines, resulting in detection rates exceeding 99%. Combining signature-based, heuristics-based, emulation and machine learning detection methods, Multiscanning keeps you stay ahead of new attack techniques. Our technology allows the system to process files at high speeds and reduces false positive detection rates.

Safely Run Malware through Behavioral Analysis

Suspicious file behavior needs to be understood in its natural state. OPSWAT’s Sandbox technology provides enterprises powerful dynamic analysis with anti-evasion technique and flexible analysis configuration, bringing about detailed report on runtime behavior of the file. Thus, the behavior of malicious content and executables can be monitored and understood, and enterprises can determine the best remediation path—before infecting their systems.

Harness Real-Time Threat Intelligence

Millions of malware attacks are deployed every day. Even known threats can slip through traditional anti-virus scanning software. Our fastest file hash lookup service in the market - Threat Intelligence quickly evaluates the reputation of a file and examines malware. It also equips your analytical teams with the benefit of signatures supplied by malware researchers from around the world, each seeing a different subset of malware samples.

Detect and Prevent Zero-Day and Evasive Malware

Our best-in-class Deep Content Disarm and Reconstruction (Deep CDR) technology not only helps you optimize the Incident Response flow, by providing sanitized versions of the files, but also supports the malware analysis with sanitization forensic information. You can use Deep CDR to analyze suspicious objects embedded in files, such as macros, hyperlinks and OLE objects, without executing them. File extensions are examined to prevent seemingly complex files from posing as simpler files, and red-flagged for malicious content, alerting organizations when they are under attack.

Comprehensive Automated Analysis Report

OPSWAT MetaDefender is more effective than any other competing malware analysis solution by leveraging both our industry-leading static and dynamic analysis technologies. Our fully automated tools generate comprehensive and detailed report about the examined file, such as registry keys, file activity, process activity, network activity, and more. All extracted data is automatically processed and reported via a real-time visual dashboard that enables your security team to block malware instantly. The process and policies can be configured to meet unique requirements of your organization.

MetaDefender Core with Multiscanning has enabled us not only to improve our incident response quality but also to ensure the safety of customer information by allowing us to scan files with a private, on-premises solution.

Koji Tashima
IT Security Analyst, NRI

Why Select OPSWAT Malware Analysis

Industry-Leading Technologies

Increase threat detection and prevention capabilities and minimize false positive with OPSWAT best-in-class technologies that results in more effective and faster incident investigation and malware analysis process.

High Performance and Scalability

Fast scanning and reconstruction of files in milliseconds without affecting performance. Scalability to any volume with our built-in high-performance architecture and load balancing features.

Simple and Flexible Deployment

Fast and scalable implementation on-premises and in the cloud using REST API.

Custom Security Policies and Workflow

Administrators are enabled to create multiple workflows to handle different security policies.

Continuous Visibility and Control

A centralized UI with a real-time visual security status dashboard, providing complete visibility to your assets and immediately alerting you of potential threats.

Low Overhead Implementation

We provide enterprises powerful control over cybersecurity through a single platform that effectuate a higher ROI, higher adoption, lower overhead, and fewer trained professionals needed to oversee complex systems.

Malware Analysis Products

MetaDefender Core

For integration with your existing security architectures via REST API

MetaDefender Cloud

For integration in cloud and IaaS environment or with your existing SaaS products via REST API and leveraging our large hash database, IP reputation services.

MetaDefender Drive

For investigating malware and potential threats in portable devices

Malware Analysis options for your organization: MetaDefender Deployments and Integrations

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