Cybereason, Intel Team for Ransomware
Protections for Business
January 18, 2021
stated a collaboration to adopt new Intel Hardware Shield protections for
Ransomware available on the 11th Gen Intel Core vPro mobile platforms.
Cybereason’s multi-layered protection, in collaboration with Intel Threat
Detection Technology, will enable full-stack visibility to uncover ransomware
attacks. The solution represents the first instance where PC hardware plays a
direct role in ransomware cyber defense to better protect enterprise endpoints
from costly attacks, and underscores both companies’ commitment to empowering
defenders by reversing the adversary advantage.
Ransomware continues to evade traditional anti-malware defenses, highlighting
the need for a new approach to protecting the enterprise from costly attacks,
system downtime, and reputational damage. Cybereason’s superior prevention,
detection and response capabilities combined with Intel Hardware Shield protects
enterprise customers from ransomware while improving overall security
“This collaboration with Intel to add CPU based threat detection bolsters our
long history and industry-leading capabilities in detecting and eradicating
ransomware. The combination of best-of-class hardware, software, and security
know-how provides defenders with full-stack visibility critical to ending the
era of double extortion that is currently costing organizations hundreds of
millions each year,” said Lior Div, CEO and Co-Founder, Cybereason.
“Ransomware was a top security threat in 2020, software alone is not enough to
protect against ongoing threats. Our new 11th Gen Core vPro mobile platform
provides the industry’s first silicon enabled threat detection capability,
delivering the much needed hardware based protection against these types of
attacks. Together with Cybereason’s multi-layered protection, businesses will
have full-stack visibility from CPU telemetry to help prevent ransomware from
evading traditional signature-based defenses,” said Stephanie Hallford, Client
Computing Group Vice President and General Manager of Business Client Platforms
Additional value that Intel and Cybereason are bringing to the market:
Threat Detection—Enables enterprise customers to go beyond signature and
file-based techniques by leveraging CPU-based behavioral prevention of
Full-Stack Visibility—Eliminates blind spots to expose ransomware as it avoids
detection in memory or hides in virtual machines while differentiating
legitimate data encryption processes for business purposes.
Unleash Machine Learning for Better Security—Enterprises can accelerate
performance-intensive machine learning security algorithms by offloading to the
Intel integrated graphics controller to boost capacity to analyze more data and
do more security scans.
Accelerate Endpoint Prevention, Detection & Response—Enterprises can bolster the
performance of their security agent processing for better user experiences.