Advanced Threat Control.

Proactive Protection Against New and Emerging Threats

The continuous rise of new threats has left traditional security mechanisms both ineffective and unreliable in providing adequate defense. Today’s pervasive threats have increased in complexity, making prevention, detection, and remediation difficult for traditional security software. Bitdefender Advanced Threat Control is a proactive and dynamic detection technology, based on monitoring processes and system events, and tagging of suspicious activities. It has been designed to act against unknown threats based on their behavior. This white paper explains why such protection is necessary and provides a technological and technical overview of the detection methodologies used by Bitdefender.

Keeping computers secure and protected against threats has never been harder. With more than 12 million new and variant strains of malware emerging each month, tracking and mitigating each threat has become an enormously challenging task for all security vendors.Compounding the problem is the fact that both malware and the mechanisms used to deliver it have become increasingly sophisticated. Trusted websites can be compromised and used to launch complex script-based attacks that cycle through multiple exploits. Advanced packaging methods are deployed to conceal malicious payloads. These malware can also actively disable known security software at the time of installation and during operation by killing antimalware or software firewall processes.Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter provide cybercriminals with personal data for exploitation through social engineering and can enable malware to spread faster than ever. If a malware may once have taken days or even weeks to propagate, it can now reach millions of computers in hours. Combined, these factors make it exceptionally difficult to effectively detect and block malware using conventional methods and technology