April 19, 2017

Malwarebytes Integrates with ForeScout to Deliver Real-Time Threat Visibility and Remediation

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – April 19, 2017 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution, today announced an integration with ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, to provide joint customers real-time threat visibility and remediation for both managed and unmanaged devices.

The vast majority of today’s attacks occur in just minutes, with the bulk of subsequent data theft beginning within seconds following a breach. Malicious attackers have dozens of tools, techniques and attack vectors available to them for compromising business endpoints and devices. Couple this with a constantly evolving enterprise IT infrastructure to defend and it’s clear the risks are greater than ever. Security teams must proactively understand and react to the threat landscape faster than ever before.

The Malwarebytes integration with ForeScout helps businesses accelerate their incident response, stop zero-day exploits and reduce their exposure to emerging security threats. With the integrated solution, customers benefit from a reduction in attack surface through the capability to proactively prevent compromise, sweep the network for latent threats, assess the enterprise-wide exposure to and impact of an active threat, and automate real-time threat response directly from the ForeScout CounterACT® console.

This integration employs the following Malwarebytes enterprise offerings which communicate bi-directionally with the ForeScout CounterACT console:

  • Malwarebytes Breach Remediation which provides advanced threat sweeping, confirmation, investigation and thorough removal via an extensible and agentless application.
  • Malwarebytes Endpoint Security which provides next-generation protection from advanced zero-hour threats using six unified defense layers to proactively block an attack before it begins.

As ForeScout CounterACT detects and profiles devices that connect to a network, Malwarebytes Breach Remediation or Malwarebytes Endpoint Security solutions are silently deployed onto discovered endpoints. Active endpoints then report their real-time health status back to ForeScout CounterACT, and discovered threats will trigger an automated hygiene policy and incident response. The Malwarebytes integration with ForeScout provides customers with:

  • Visibility into emerging threats: Discover threats and exploit attempts across the enterprise.
  • Rapid threat detection and remediation: Assess risk at the endpoint, remediate threats instantly and remove unwanted applications that might lead to latent infection.
  • Automated threat response: Share contextual insights into discovered threats and automate the incident response workflow.

“Today’s threats are more destructive than ever, hitting organizations at an unprecedented velocity and sophistication – easily overwhelming and evading perimeter security defenses,” said Monty Venkersammy, VP of Business Development, Malwarebytes. “Automatically identifying devices appearing on the network and understanding their contribution to the enterprise attack surface is vital to preventing malicious activity in a breach. This integration between Malwarebytes and ForeScout not only provides critical threat visibility but additionally the power to respond, delivering thorough investigation and remediation in real-time.” 

“As businesses continuously seek to improve their overall security, they unfortunately lack visibility into what is connecting to their network to truly know what’s happening across their environment, and how to swiftly remediate the threat,” said Pedro Abreu, Chief Strategy Officer, ForeScout Technologies, Inc. “ForeScout is proud to help solve these security challenges for our end-customers by integrating ForeScout CounterACT with Malwarebytes Breach Remediation and Endpoint Security solutions.”


About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes is the next-gen cybersecurity company that millions worldwide trust. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. The company’s flagship product combines advanced heuristic threat detection with signature-less technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs. More than 10,000 businesses worldwide use, trust, and recommend Malwarebytes. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia, and a global team of threat researchers and security experts. For more information, please visit us at https://www.malwarebytes.com/.

Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.




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