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Fujitsu announces what it calls a “unique anti-ransomware service” in partnership with Deep Instinct. It promises to defuse the most sophisticated threats within 20 milliseconds.

Thanks to the deep learning expertise at Deep Instinct, the two parties hope to move the nature of endpoint protection toward prevention, rather than the current reactive behaviour of containing existing threats.

Removing noise and stress

A well-known example of security improvement is the removal of noise, or things like false positives from malware attacks and other threats. The two companies promise a false alarm rate of 0.1 percent.

It should also provide improvement in terms of easing work-induced stress. 49 percent of British security professionals say they have considered leaving the industry at one time or another, according to research cited by Fujitsu and Deep Instinct.

Jeroen Bouma, TETC Senior Technical Consultant Fujitsu Netherlands, says: ”Together with Deep Instinct, we have created the highest quality and most reliable service. Ransomware protection is hot, but unfortunately, parties still promise more than they can deliver, without any guarantees. Even though many companies think they are protected from ransomware attacks, businesses are still experiencing many inconveniences. This is mainly due to a combination of speed and ransomware exploitation of zero-day vulnerabilities. Thanks to deep learning and Deep Instinct, we are shifting the focus of organizations: from responding to cyber attacks to preventing them.”

Atif Ahmed, VP of Sales at Deep Instinct, also praises the partnership. “Most security experts are convinced you can’t protect yourself from unknown threats. We disagree. Our proven technology prevents malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities. Thanks to our focus on prevention, our software can stop attacks early, before they can land.”

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