With the progressing field of information technology, network attacks are also something that has grabbed everybody’s attention. The network attacks have been increased due to which the developers have to introduce systems or methods which will help in detecting these attacks. Based on the principle of Adaptive Defense, Panda has developed a security suite and it is known as Panda Adaptive Defense. It operates on the basis of four principles. The first principle is prevention, detection and response. It is applicable for both the malware and malware-less attacks. The second principle is real-time and historical visibility. It not only detects the threats rather it also provides detailed information about all the actions that are taken in order to trace that threat (Panda Security SL (ES), 2015). The third principle is that it provides 100% classification of processes. They follow this principle by detecting threats using machine language and the malware experts as well. The last principle is threat hunting and forensic analysis. As it is an advanced cybersecurity system so it detects or hunts the future threats as well and after that, the analysis is performed by the expert analysts.
Significance of Adaptive Defense
The adaptive defense security system is an advanced level cyber security system which possesses the following features.
- Proactive Detection
The prominent and distinguishing feature of Adaptive Defense is proactive detection. It not only detects the listed malware rather it also detects the new threats as well. It not only detects malware but it also detects everything be it goodware or malware. It is possible as it majorly operates on the basis of machine language along with the malware experts. The proactive feature allows the software to classify all the running applications and then detect the known or unknown malware (Panda Security SL (ES), 2015). It also detects the threats that can incur in the future and can harm the system. This feature allows the user to use it and work in a stress-free environment.
- Offers Traceability of Actions
Another most significant feature is that it can trace all the actions taken by the threats. It was not previously available in any other software and that is the reason it is considered to be a universal selling point of it. As it provides the complete set of details about the actions that are being taken by the threats that can damage the system. These complete set of details can help the users to track the threats and the extent of damage that has happened due to the attack of the threats (Changchun, 2016).
Preference of Adaptive Defense over Normal Virus Scanner
The features that are offered by the Adaptive Defense are the core reason for its preference over any other normal or traditional virus scanner (Security, 2014).
- The first reason is that the traditional virus scanner is based on the signature files whereas, on the other hand the Adaptive Defense is based on the combination of large data and the machine learning. If a process isn’t known it will first be examined before it’s allowed to start.
- The second reason is that when traditional virus scanner detects any threats or malware then it will send alerts and will try to clean them whereas, the Adaptive Defense continuously monitors the processes and tasks even if they are declared 100% trustable or free of threats and will block the process (or prevent it from starting), if it is suspicious.
- The third reason is that the traditional virus scanner only provides the basic protection and contrary to this Adaptive Defense firstly suggests preventive measures and after that, if threats are detected then it offers solutions to avoid them. After the fact you’ll be able to see where a threat originated and how it spread, so you can fix the weak points in your network/security.
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