Respond Software Introduces Malware Event Monitoring And Analysis As A New Skill For Its Respond Analyst™

Tim Wenzlau
by Tim Wenzlau

Mountain View, CA—April 17, 2018Respond Software, a leader in the emerging field of autonomous cyber security, announces its anti-malware decision automation module for the Respond Analyst product. Respond Analyst is the first software system to automate the monitoring and analysis tasks performed by front-line security analysts, emulating the judgment and reasoning of expert security professionals with speed, scale and consistency unmatched by today’s manual processes.

The new release expands Respond Analyst’s network intrusion capabilities to include analysis based on endpoint protection telemetry. The module provides automated decisions on incidents based on whether malware is spreading, the value of the system in question, how dangerous the malware is, how it was detected and numerous other factors.

“Although most malware infections do not require expensive interventions and incident response, understanding which ones do and what needs to be done about them is a very time-consuming process for today’s security operations teams,” states Raffael Marty, former executive, Sophos. “Respond Analyst monitors and analyzes the high volume of infection messages produced by endpoint protection sensors with scale, speed and consistency; bringing down cost and increasing analyst satisfaction by letting them focus on more productive work.”

Respond Analyst determines incident severity based on evidence from telemetry and company-specific context, automating the monitoring, analysis, case building and incident escalation tasks typically performed by front-line analysts in security operations centers (SOCs). Respond Analyst uses proprietary probabilistic graphical optimization technology, or PGO™, to decide which incidents require immediate response, which should generate IT tickets due to their smaller business impact and which are safe to ignore. Respond Analyst comes with pre-built expertise and continues to learn from the environment over time.

“With the introduction of this new module, security analysts are now another step closer to being freed from the tyranny of the console,” says Chris Calvert, co-founder and VP Product Strategy. “Respond Analyst tackles the low-level, repetitive, yet still crucial monitoring and analysis work for network intrusion and malware based on IPS and endpoint protection sensors. Better still, customers with both modules benefit from their interaction with corroborated, high fidelity results.”

The Respond Analyst is currently on the job augmenting security operations teams at large and small companies in the Energy, Financial Services, and Retail industries.

About Respond Software

Respond Software delivers near-instant return on investment to organizations in their battle against cyber-crime. As a leader in the emerging class of automated software known as Robotic Decision Automation (RDA), Respond Software is working to address the critical shortage of skilled security analysts impacting security teams of all sizes. Its patented intelligent decision engine, PGO®, uniquely combines human expert judgement with the scale and consistency of software to dramatically increase capacity and improve monitoring and triage capabilities at a fraction of the cost of in-house or outsourced personnel. Respond Software was founded in 2016 by security and software industry veterans and services customers across critical infrastructure sectors such as banking, energy, and retail.


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