Morphisec Expands Threat Prevention Coverage to Collaboration Tools to Support Remote Employee Security

BE'ER SHEVA, Israel and BOSTON, April 7, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Morphisec, the leader in Advanced Threat Prevention, today announced it has added capabilities for hardening popular remote collaboration applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Skype, and WebEx as enterprises respond to COVID-19 and rapidly shift to work-from-home environments. The Morphisec Unified Threat Prevention Platform addresses potential security vulnerabilities with these tools by preventing exploits, fileless attacks, or zero-days with its Moving Target Defense technology.

"The rise in use of enterprise collaboration platforms during the coronavirus pandemic continues to skyrocket," said Andrew Homer, VP of Security Strategy at Morphisec. "However, as we've learned over the last few weeks, the exponential use of these solutions by remote workers has stretched the attack surface and exposed some serious security vulnerabilities. That's why we're excited to provide CISOs and cybersecurity professionals a deterministic approach to protecting these now mission-critical applications for their remote employees, without impacting system performance or impeding business operations."

Malicious actors targeting and exploiting security vulnerabilities on these collaboration tools can lead to Remote Code Execution (RCE). This exponential threat enables attackers to inject malicious code on an employee endpoint that is running a collaboration tool on either their device or through a browser plugin. Within the current enterprise work-from-home landscape where employees are much more likely to use non-hardened, personal devices, this is especially dangerous. Attackers can easily obtain admin privileges on personal devices to gain control of the endpoint and access an enterprise network.

Morphisec's Unified Threat Prevention platform is an ideal solution for cybersecurity professionals tasked with securing remote workforces as it doesn't rely on network controls or threat identification like antivirus solutions to prevent advanced attacks. Instead, its Moving Target Defense technology perpetually hides key memory resources from attackers without the need to recognize threats. It hardens these tools applications through scrambling the locations of .dlls, memory structures, and commonly used resources, which protects them from exploitation. Just as important as the protection, is that these hardened applications function normally without disruption.

"The vast majority of cybercriminals follow usage patterns and build exploit tools that can be delivered via the documents, applications, and tools that are depended on the most," added Homer. "For a long time that has meant zero-day and unknown attacks delivered via traditional paths such as Office and Adobe. However, with those business solutions increasingly hardened and patched to thwart against advanced threats, and demand for remote collaboration tools rapidly increasing, attackers are putting collaboration applications in their crosshairs. Given patching cycles are significantly slower for these types of applications, a layer of deterministic prevention to protect against in-memory and evasive malware attacks is urgently needed."

The new protection for collaboration tools comes on the heels of Morphisec announcing that its Unified Threat Prevention platform is free to license for enterprise work-from-home employees during the COVID-19 response. To help enterprises secure their rapidly evolving remote workforce during these unprecedented times, Morphisec has made its Moving Target Defense technology, free for remote employees through June 1.

Enterprises interested in taking advantage of Morphisec's free offer to secure their remote workforces and employee use of business collaboration applications during the response to COVID-19 can inquire here.

About Morphisec

Morphisec offers an entirely new level of innovation to customers in its Endpoint Threat Prevention product, delivering protection against the most advanced cyberattacks. The company's patented Moving Target Defense technology prevents threats others can't, including APTs, zero-days, ransomware, evasive fileless attacks and web-borne exploits. Morphisec provides a crucial, small-footprint memory-defense layer that easily deploys into a company's existing security infrastructure to form a simple, highly effective, cost-efficient prevention stack that is truly disruptive to today's existing cybersecurity model.

SOURCE Morphisec