Press Release July 21, 2016

Illusive Networks Introduces New Family of Deceptions Specifically Targeting Advanced Ransomware Threats (ARTs)

NEW YORK AND TEL AVIV, Israel, July 21, 2016 – illusive networks, the leader in Deceptions Everywhere® cybersecurity, today unveiled a new family of deceptions that detects, alerts and neutralizes ransomware in real-time. illusive’s Advanced Ransomware Guard is the only solution that deploys ransomware-specific deceptions across the entire network, endpoints and servers and neutralizes ransomware activity at the source hosts.


The new family of deceptions is able to detect the specific action of attempted encryption, deletion or removal of assets and neutralization is triggered immediately and automatically.


“Ransomware requires a dedicated solution,” says illusive networks CEO Shlomo Touboul. “Unlike other malware types, ransomware immediately takes sensitive information hostage and ransom demand timelines are tight, so proactive and accurate detection and response is imperative. The market’s initial responses have yielded solutions based on behavioral analytics and machine learning- which generate an extremely high rate of false positives – or honeypots – which have a high level of false negatives – both are low fidelity detection and fall short when it comes to ransomware.”


As soon as ransomware attempts to gain a foothold in a network, or move laterally toward strategic assets, illusive’s high fidelity detection and Advanced Ransomware Guard automatically blocks the ransomware operation on the source hosts, alerts defenders and diverts it to encrypt phony targets.


“Current ransomware is relatively simple and opportunistic,” says Touboul. “We anticipate a future where a new generation of Advanced Ransomware Threats, which we refer to as ARTs, are carried out by the most advanced attackers. Such ARTs will start with lateral movement and APT techniques to reach and encrypt the most critical and precious digital assets allowing the attacker to claim the highest ransom fees. Our new family of deceptions takes into account the evolution we expect to see in ARTs to keep our customers protected.”


Key Benefits:

  • Blocks     ransomware before it manages to encrypt files
  • Zero     disruption to business operations
  • No     false positives
  • Protects     against zero-hour ransomware, without relying on signatures
  • Real-time     forensics of the ransomware source
  • Ready     for next generation ransomware – ART


Advanced Ransomware Guard™ is the latest enhancement to illusive’s award winning Deceptions Everywhere® technology. illusive’s DMS (Deception Management System) automatically deploys, diversifies and monitors the deceptions to ensure they are effective and leave no footprint. illusive’s agentless technology ensures attackers cannot identify deceptions or circumvent the residing agents.


illusive networks’ Advanced Ransomware Guard™ is available immediately.