Early Warning Detection of Zero-Day Malware & Spyware
On any given day, up to 30% of the zero-day malware distribution URLs that RiskIQ™ discovers are unknown to traditional URL-monitoring technology (such as Google Safe Browsing and BlueCoat). Without blocking these URLs, your company and customers risks immediate infection from zero-day malware.
RiskIQ™ specializes in the proactive discovery of distribution tactics that spread malware, spyware and scareware. By focusing on distribution strategies, rather than payload, we uncover emerging threats and help dismantle the complex web of interrelated, everchanging zero-hour websites used to distribute zero-day malware.
Why Zero-Day Malware
Detection is Too Slow
Unfortunately, discovery of zero-day malware has traditionally required infection and analysis. For each hour or day that a zero-day malware virus is undetected, it reaps it's financial bounty and inflicts unknown damage on institutions and consumers.
RiskIQ™ Offers Early-Warning Malware Protection
Rather than depending on payload detection and analysis to identify zero-day malware, RiskIQ™ offers a unique approach: we concentrate on the detection of distribution strategies rather than payloads. By understanding the underlying distribution methodology for emerging viruses, RiskIQ™ avoids the challenge of evolving payloads and virus heuristics, allowing us to catch new viruses and malware as they emerge. As a result, RiskIQ™ offers true early-warning malware detection.
RiskIQ™ provides Software-as-a-Service malware detection. Real-time updates of compromised URLs are delivered via API as a blacklist datafeed that can be integrated directly into traditional firewall, email, and web-based antivirus solutions.
By decentralizing the buy-sell process, ad exchanges are uniquely vulnerable to malvertisements — exploitations by marketing fraudsters and malware authors that utilize advertisements to distribute malware and cookie stuffing through ad units.
Without real-time monitoring, it's impossible for publishers and ad networks to know exactly what media — and malicious content — they may be unwittingly serving to their customers.
RiskIQ specializes in the proactive discovery of strategies used to commit marketing fraud and distribute malware. Our Real-Time Ad Monitoring service offers publishers and advertising networks insight into the actual ads and associated landing pages — and any hidden, embedded content — being delivered to web users by third-party ad servers.
Hidden Danger in Third-Party Ad Servers
Third party ad servers are unavoidable, but they traditionally render publishers and ad networks "blind" to the actual advertising content being served to web users at any given moment.
This problem is compounded in the emerging marketplace of ad exchanges, where ad units may be bought and sold several times — often unbeknownst to the publisher actually hosting the ad units.
Without the real-time sampling and monitoring of ad units, publishers and networks are easy targets. RiskIQ™ has detected third party malfeasance on major and minor networks alike; malvertisements are a real threat, and malvertising is on the rise.
RiskIQ Offers Real-Time Security for Publishers & Ad Networks
RiskIQ provides real-time third party ad server monitoring under a Software-as-a-Service model. There is minimal integration, and results are immediate.
We detect, classify and report both suspicious activity and confirmed malvertisements, notifying your advertising operations (ad ops) team in real-time with detailed forensics of the incident(s) we uncover; this proactive approach empowers your team to take immediate action to identify and remove infringing, malicious malvertisement hosts and advertisers from your network or publisher website, minimizing the threat to your web visitors.
See how RiskIQ™ can help you:
• disarm emerging threats
• detect malicious activity
• uncover marketing fraud
• guard against lawsuits, and
• ensure the safety of key staff.