Debunking the Myth of Sandbox Security

Organizations are under assault by a new generation of cyber attacks that easily evade traditional defenses. These coordinated campaigns are targeted. They are stealthy. And they are persistent. Many exploit zero-day vulnerabilities and orchestrate attacks across multiple vectors. The threat actors behind these attacks are dead set on finding your weaknesses, targeting their way into your systems, and stealing your data. Guarding against these advanced threats demands a fundamentally different approach. Organizations need a defense that does not rely on mere malware signatures. Aware that their backward-facing defenses fall short, several IT security vendors are touting their sandbox products. But rather than adopting a truly fresh approach, most are merely grafting a sandbox onto their legacy strategies, which routinely fail to catch these attacks. While sandboxing advances the signature-based approach of the past, these new attempts fail due to the same old flaws. Simply put, the underlying architecture does not lend itself to catching the zero-day, stealthy, and persistent malware.