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Respond Software Introduces Malware Monitoring and Analysis as a New Skill for Its Respond Analyst™

Respond 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.

“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 redefines Security Operations by enabling expert analyst capability and capacity at dramatically lower cost. The Respond Analyst, driven by its patent-pending Probabilistic Graphical Optimization (PGO)™ technology, emulates the decision-making of an expert security analyst, effectively becoming a SOC team member that specializes in high-volume, low signal use cases while it learns, adapts and maintains an organization’s tribal knowledge 24x7x365. Respond Software was founded in 2016 and is based in Silicon Valley. Its security and enterprise software veteran team, world-class investors, and customer base are building technology for the SOC of the future.

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