Modern malware has changed the way networks are attacked, and enabled criminals to target and steal an enterprise's most valuable assets. By evolving the techniques to avoid traditional antivirus controls, this malware provides attackers with a method for infecting a target and patiently attacking a network from the inside without detection. As a result, finding and controlling new and unknown malware has quickly become one of the most important requirements for enterprise network security teams. To meet this challenge, Palo Alto Networks has developed WildFire, which easily and efficiently extends the power of the next-generation firewall to automatically detect and stop threats from evolving or targeted malware.
Unlike traditional antivirus solutions that look to match known malware, WildFire captures unknown files entering the network and proactively executes them in a safe cloud-based environment where any and all malicious actions and network activity are observed and recorded. Using active analysis, Pal