Palo Alto Networks expanded its Traps advanced endpoint protection offering with machine learning capabilities.
The IT vendor expects these updates to further strengthen the malware and exploit prevention capabilities of Traps and alleviate the need for legacy antivirus products to protect endpoints, such as laptops, servers and VDI instances.
Palo Alto presents Traps as an alternative to legacy antivirus point products. By focusing on detecting and blocking the techniques at the core of these attacks, Traps can prevent sophisticated, targeted and never-before-seen attacks.
Traps shares and receives threat intelligence information from the Palo Alto Networks WildFire cloud-based malware analysis environment.
Threat intelligence information is passed to WildFire by each component of the security platform, and Traps uses this information to block threats on the endpoint no matter where they originated.
The new functionality announced today, includes static analysis via machine learning and trusted publisher capabilities.
The latest version of Traps, version 3.4, will be available by the end of August on the Palo Alto Networks Support Portal.