Malwarebytes strenthens protection against remote attacks

Malwarebytes has enhanced its protection suite with Brute Force Protection and next generation scan and detection engine to help enterprises cope with a remote workforce. kers.

By detecting high volumes of invalid login attempts, Malwarebytes Brute Force Protection blocks intrusion attacks targeting remote desktop protocol (RDP) connections on Windows workstations and servers.

Managed through the Malwarebytes Nebula cloud platform, this new feature is integrated into Malwarebytes endpoint protection products and provides easy-to-use configuration to allow security teams to get up and running quickly.

“Brute force attacks are on the rise due to the increase in RDP usage during this pandemic and are an increasingly popular vector for ransomware. We need to protect the staggering number of employees and businesses continuing to work from remote environments to ensure that we are covering all possible entry points for cyberattacks in this new threat landscape,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes.

Within the Malwarebytes software agent, the next-generation scan and detection engine provides stronger protection against infections from exploits, packaged, and polymorphic malware. It is designed to deliver protection in remote work environments where workers may be easier targets for cyber criminals due to less stringent network security than traditional office settings.

Built for power and speed, the new engine is optimised to use 50 percent less CPU resources while scanning and offloads advanced detection techniques, including anomaly detection and goodware comparisons, to the Malwarebytes Nebula cloud platform.

Malwarebytes is also partnering cyber insurance provider Coalition to offer discounts to joint customers, giving them financial incentives to adopt endpoint security and cyber insurance to promote a more holistic risk management strategy.