Advanced Threat Analysis: The gold standard of file scanning
In the digital arena where threats are constantly evolving and making detection tougher, the need for robust and meticulous file scrutiny is paramount. WithSecure Cloud Protection for Salesforce recognizes this challenge and introduces its Advanced Threat Analysis feature. The security layer, designed with enhanced sandboxing capabilities, ensures that each file undergoes a multi-stage threat analysis process, powered by a rigorous behavioral analysis.
Setting the gold standard
Strong sandboxing capabilities ensure that malicious files are stopped before they do any damage. The absence of sandboxing capabilities in many Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) leaves a detection gap. While most Salesforce threat protection solutions might overlook the importance of sandboxing or treat it as a perfunctory feature, we take it seriously. With the introduction of Advanced Threat Analysis, we're not just participating in the race; we're setting the pace.
Why every Salesforce defender should opt for advanced threat analysis:
- Evolving with the threat landscape: As threats morph and adapt, it's crucial to have a solution that evolves in tandem. Advanced Threat Analysis ensures you're always ahead.
- No malware is too advanced: Our sandboxing prowess ensures even the most sophisticated zero-day malware, which often eludes regular reputation checks, is promptly detected and neutralized.
Enabling Advanced Threat Analysis
For users eager to leverage this feature, the process is quite straightforward:
- Navigate to Administration.
- Proceed to File Protection.
- Access Settings.
- Toggle the Advanced Threat Analysis option to "on."
- Save your changes to activate the feature.
However, an essential point to note is that the Advanced Threat Analysis employs cloud sandboxing coupled with behavioral analysis. This combination, while rigorous, could lead to extended scan durations. To maximize security, there's an option to block file downloads during the analysis. But, be prepared for potential brief user interruptions and wait times.
Watch the demo video to see how to configure Advanced Threat Analysis:
How does the Advanced Threat Analysis work?
Cloud Protection for Salesforce Advanced Threat Analysis leverages our cloud-native sandboxing technology, incorporating the same advanced techniques found in our Endpoint Protection solutions such as DeepGuard. This allows for in-depth network behavior analysis on samples executed in a secure, isolated environment. The result is a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the sample, significantly enhancing our ability to identify and counteract threats.
Our approach to file sandboxing is governed by a proprietary set of rules, designed to optimize threat detection. While the specifics of these rules are confidential, they consider a range of indicators within the files. Even if initial scans do not identify a file as malicious, a suspicious profile could warrant deeper investigation. In such cases, the file is sent to the sandbox for a more extensive analysis that includes behavioral assessments, further safeguarding your system.
In practice, imagine a scenario where an attacker attempts to compromise your system by uploading a malicious file to Salesforce. Initially, during its appearance in file events, it's tagged as safe since the file could not be confirmed to be malicious based on the first look. This is not the final verdict. The Advanced Threat Analysis is in motion.
This file is subjected to meticulous scrutiny within our sandboxing environment. After some time, upon revisiting the file events, you'll notice an update. The in-depth analysis will have reached its conclusion. More often than not, files that might have otherwise escaped detection are identified as malicious, thanks to our sandboxing.
Should you wish to review the findings, they are available in the Alerts view. The transformation from the file's initial "safe" tag to its final verdict is a testament to the Advanced Threat Analysis's thoroughness.
Check out the demo video about how the analysis process works:
In a world riddled with digital threats, missing out on even one can have unwanted tangible consequences. This makes defensive capabilities like the Advanced Threat Analysis indispensable. Activate it today in your Salesforce environment and fortify your defenses, ensuring that even the most elusive threats are caught and neutralized.