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ValidEdge Rolls Out Fast Malware Analysis Appliance

ValidEdge MIS 1100 incorporates several analysis engines for classification, decryption, unpacking, reverse engineering, and combined dynamic and static analysis
LONDON, UK and SAN JOSE, CA-May 4, 2010–ValidEdge, a wholly owned subsidiary of LynuxWorks, Inc., today introduced the world’s fastest always-on appliance for automated identification and better mitigation of targeted threats from unknown malware, i.e., malicious software that has yet to be identified. With this appliance ValidEdge unveils patent-pending malware analytics that identify unknown malware samples in seconds and allow first responders to analyze malware-based attacks with unprecedented speed.

"Protecting against the new wave of targeted malware requires a fundamentally new approach," said Gurjot Singh, CEO at ValidEdge. "The frightening truth is that until organizations are able to automate the process of analyzing suspicious files, they remain very much at risk. ValidEdge appliances will give security professionals the knowledge needed to detect, analyze and repair compromised systems within minutes.”

Pete Lindstrom, analyst with Spire Security, explained "Governments, corporations, and individuals are being routinely targeted by malware attackers, and those charged to confront the nefarious threat must understand the nature of the attack and subsequently take defensive action as fast as possible. Not only can ValidEdge appliances analyze multiple samples of malware at once, but they also provide complete disassembly of malicious code along with a latent code map to identify code that has yet to trigger. This level of detailed output is of enormous value to a security researcher.”

About ValidEdge MIS 1100

The first in ValidEdge’s family of malware appliances, the Malware Intelligence System (MIS) 1100 is able to handle a large volume of samples and can analyze an unknown malware sample in seconds. The ValidEdge MIS 1100 incorporates several innovative analysis engines for classification, decryption, unpacking, reverse engineering, and combined dynamic and static analysis to fully reveal the current and potential intention of unknown malware.

The ValidEdge MIS 1100 provides a secure environment to expose malware, allowing responders to fully grasp the malware’s intention and learn what it was trying to target. It will also identify any logic bombs hidden in the malware waiting for a trigger to cause damage at a later time. Once the new malware has been identified, security professionals receive several detailed reports about the behavior of the malware. With this information responders are better equipped to clean zombie PCs and heal compromised systems. Organizations under malware attack no longer need to wait for signature updates. Using ValidEdge appliances enables organizations to make the right policy and security improvements to further strengthen their organization from future threats, in real-time.

ValidEdge appliances are unique in the use of military grade separation-kernel technology developed by LynuxWorks to meet the highest requirement of security critical systems. This technology allows complete isolation of the Windows environment so that malware cannot penetrate and corrupt the platform while it is being analyzed. This innovation ensures the integrity of the results. The MIS 1100 utilizes modern multicore processors, a real-time hypervisor, and an instant Windows environment reload capability to analyze multiple samples simultaneously leading to unparallel analysis throughput.

“The ValidEdge MIS 1100 was designed to meet the needs of security professionals and emergency response teams by providing the fastest and most accurate malware analysis available. It is an appliance that is easily integrated into an organization's work flow,” commented Kuljeet Kalkat, ValidEdge’s VP of Marketing. “This is the first of the ValidEdge portfolio of products that will realize our broader vision for real-time anti-malware solutions for IT departments and data centers of enterprises, institutions, and governments.”

Availability

The ValidEdge MIS 1100 is available today under subscription licensing.

About ValidEdge

ValidEdge offers the world’s first appliance with separation kernel technology for very fast and secure malware analysis. Designed for the large financial, government and anti-virus (AV) organizations, ValidEdge purpose-built appliances compliment current network and AV defenses. Led by a team experienced in building highly secure systems for mission-critical applications and knowledgeable in dismantling sophisticated malware, ValidEdge is ushering in the next generation of malware awareness. ValidEdge is a wholly owned subsidiary of LynuxWorks, Inc., a leader in safe and secure software solutions. For more information, please visit www.validedge.com.

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