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Cybereason Receives Strong Rating in NSS Labs Endpoint Protection Test

Mar 17, 2020

Cybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, today announced its results in NSS Labs, Inc.’s Advanced Endpoint Protection (AEP) Test for its award-winning platform. Cybereason received a AAA rating in the Resistance to Evasion category by detecting and blocking 100 percent of the malware and exploits when subjected to 49 evasion techniques used by NSS Labs during the test.

According to the NSS Labs 2020 AEP product rating report “It is imperative that endpoint protection correctly handles evasions. If an endpoint protection platform fails to detect a single form of evasion, an attack can bypass protection. Our engineers verified that Cybereason’s endpoint protection was capable of detecting and blocking malware when subjected to numerous evasion techniques.”

According to the results from the 2020 NSS Labs AEP report, the Cyber Defense Platform is comprehensive and has robust management capabilities. It produces low false positive results, has excellent resistance to evasion, excellent malware protection and strong exploit protection.

In addition, Cybereason received NSS Labs’ AA rating, or near perfect scores in several additional categories, including:

Malware Delivered over Emails:
The Cyber Defense Platform blocked 99.9 percent of the 1,531 malicious emails sent during the test. Crime actors have turned to social engineering to successfully breach enterprises through spear phishing, hijacked email accounts and other deception techniques.

Malware Delivered over HTTP:
The Cyber Defense Platform blocked 98.3 percent of 424 attacks using websites to deliver malware. Hackers oftentimes hijack widely used websites to carry out malware attacks.

Tuning and False Positives:
The Cyber Defense Platform was tested against a varied sample of legitimate application traffic that might be identified as false positives. Cybereason flagged less than 1 percent of the 645 samples, that included but wasn’t limited to the following file formats, exe, jar, pdf, doc, docx, zip and xls.

Drive by Exploits:
The Cyber Defense Platform blocked 98 percent of the 256 drive-by exploits. A popular infection technique used by criminal actors is to exploit a user that visits a particular website and installs the exploit onto the users computer.

“Achieving industry excellence for a complete endpoint protection platform is our main goal and we achieved that validation with our overall ‘AA’ product rating in the NSS Labs’ independent test. Cybereason excels at helping enterprises around the globe future-proof their businesses from sophisticated cyberthreats and automates the work previously done by security analysts. This approach enables security teams to spend more time on material threats and intrusions that impact enterprises today,” said Lior Div, CEO & Co-founder, Cybereason.    

In 2019, Cybereason outperformed every competitor as a result of the MITRE ATT&CK Evaluations. The company’s Cyber Defense Platform demonstrated best-in-class automated threat detection, including total coverage across all MITRE ATT&CK phases, the most real-time alerts and correlation of malicious activity.

To download a complimentary copy of the NSS Labs report on the Cyber Defense Platform results, visit:

About Cybereason
Cybereason, creators of the leading Cyber Defense Platform, gives the advantage back to the defender through a completely new approach to cybersecurity. Cybereason offers endpoint prevention, detection and response and active monitoring. The solution delivers multi-layered endpoint prevention by leveraging signature and signatureless techniques to prevent known and unknown threats in conjunction with behavioral and deception techniques to prevent ransomware and fileless attacks. Cybereason is privately held and is headquartered in Boston, with offices in London, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Asia-Pacific and continental Europe.

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