ThreatTrack Security To Provide Automated Remediation For APTs And Zero-Day Threats

The Spyder Initiative addresses lack of automated malware remediation

July 31, 2013

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Clearwater, Fla. – July 29, 2013 – ThreatTrack Security will unveil The Spyder Initiative – the company's vision for the future of malware defense – at Black Hat USA 2013, July 31 - Aug. 1 in Las Vegas. The Spyder Initiative is a development strategy for solving the biggest challenges cybersecurity professionals face today, including the creation of custom, automated remediation signatures in real-time to combat the most sophisticated malware targeting enterprises and government agencies worldwide.

"Automated threat remediation is the next evolution of advanced malware defense," said ThreatTrack Security Chief Executive Officer Julian Waits, Sr. "Even the best malware detection solutions cannot remediate APTs, targeted attacks, Zero-day threats and other sophisticated malware assaulting corporate and government networks. ThreatTrack Security specializes in threat remediation, and our engineers working on The Spyder Initiative are developing solutions that will fundamentally change how Incident Response Teams and cybersecurity professionals eliminate sophisticated malware from their networks."

The Future of Malware Defense

While advanced security solutions like a malware analysis sandbox enable security professionals to identify and profile APTs, targeted attacks, Zero-day threats and other malware evading traditional signature-based detection, eliminating those threats remains a manual and time-consuming process. Through The Spyder Initiative, ThreatTrack Security is developing solutions that will create custom remediation signatures for any threat that targets a network, limiting the spread of infections and dramatically reducing the likelihood of devastating data breaches.

The Spyder Initiative is also focused on enabling users to better understand the nature of the threats targeting their networks. This includes identifying countries of origin, malware type and infection methodology, malware behavioral mapping, persistent threat campaign tracking, and other intelligence necessary to better secure networks and stop emerging threats.

Building upon proven malware behavioral analysis and threat remediation technologies, as well as new advances in real-time threat intelligence and predictive analytics, The Spyder Initiative will transform how organizations combat today's most advanced cyber threats. The first in a series of new cyber-defense solutions developed through The Spyder Initiative will be available in early 2014.

Strengthening Today's Best Defense

At Black Hat, ThreatTrack Security will unveil the latest enhancements to ThreatAnalyzer&trade, the company's malware analysis sandbox. ThreatAnalyzer (formerly GFI SandBox) is today's best defense against APTs and targeted attacks. It swiftly and accurately vets suspicious files and URLs in a monitored sandbox environment to identify malicious activity and determine how threats execute, the system changes they make, the network traffic they generate and much more. Armed with this information, cybersecurity professionals can bolster their defenses by, for example, blocking malicious network traffic and undoing changes made to their systems.

Used in the most sensitive environments – including government security, defense and intelligence agencies – ThreatAnalyzer is an integral component of the U.S. cybersecurity infrastructure.

To learn more about The Spyder Initiative, visit ThreatTrack Security at booth 424 at Black Hat or go to Learn more about ThreatAnalyzer at

About ThreatTrack Security Inc.

ThreatTrack Security specializes in helping organizations identify and stop Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs), targeted attacks and other sophisticated malware that are designed to evade the traditional cyber-defenses deployed by enterprises, and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) around the world. The company develops advanced cybersecurity solutions that analyze, detect and remediate the latest malicious threats, including its ThreatAnalyzer malware behavioral analysis sandbox, VIPRE business and consumer antivirus software, and ThreatIQ real-time threat awareness service. Visit to learn more.

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