Sophos has acquired Invincea for up to $120m to enhance its end-point security system with AI/Machine Learning to identify likely new Zero Day threats before they cause a problem.
Most end-point products rely on having up-to-date libraries of virus and malware signatures. Unfortunately, new threats slip through the net. Sophos, with this approach is looking to reduce the numbers of Zero Day threats that infect its customers.
By Charlie Osborne for Zero Day Malware threats continue to evolve and have risen in such proportions that it is no longer enough to have a few members of staff keeping an eye on attacks against corporate networks. Businesses need solutions which work in real-time, lessen the burden of network defense with automaton and can evolve with new and emerging threats. As a result, machine learning (ML) technology has begun to put down roots in the cybersecurity field as a solution able to analyze patterns, learn, and predict where and when the next attack is likely to occur -- and from what sources.