Sandboxing is a cybersecurity practice where you run code, observe and analyze and code in a safe, isolated environment on a network that mimics end-user operating environments. Sandboxing is designed to prevent threats from getting on the network and is frequently used to inspect untested or untrusted code. Sandboxing keeps the code relegated to a test environment so it doesn’t infect or cause damage to the host machine or operating system.
As the name suggests, this isolated test environment functions as a kind of “sandbox,” where you can play with different variables and see how the program works. This is also a safe space, where if something goes wrong, it can’t actively harm your host devices.
Sandboxing is an effective way to improve your organization’s security, since it’s proactive and offers the highest possible threat detection rate. Read more about the benefits of sandboxing below.
Sandboxing works by keeping potentially malicious program or unsafe code isolated from the rest of the organization’s environment. This way, it can be analyzed safely, without compromising your operating system or host devices. If a threat is detected, it can be removed proactively.
Using a sandbox has a number of advantages:
If you’re interested in implementing sandboxing for your organization, consider using Check Point’s SandBlast Threat Emulation Sandboxing. Functioning as part of Check Point’s overall Zero-Day Protection solution, this sandboxing product delivers the highest possible catch rate for threats—all with near immunity to attackers’ evasion techniques. Deployment options include:
SandBlast’s threat emulation service is also available with Check Point’s new Horizon SOC. With Horizon SOC, you can quickly determine whether a suspicious file is malicious using SandBlast’s threat emulation service, which has the industry’s best catch rate
Upload suspicious files at any time for analysis by SandBlast emulation service. Check Point’s threat emulation sandboxing technology automatically analyzes the file and delivers the results in a detailed report that includes a wealth of forensic information such as malware family, targeted geography, MITRE ATT&CK techniques, emulation videos and dropped files.
Check Point’s threat emulation is powered by ThreatCloud, the most powerful threat intelligence database and rich artificial intelligence (AI) engines to provide the industry’s best catch rate. ThreatCloud is continuously enriched by advanced predictive intelligence engines, data from hundreds of millions of sensors, cutting-edge research from Check Point Research and external intelligence feed.
To maintain business productivity, Check Point’s threat emulation is used in combination with threat extraction to provide a seamless experience for the user. Threat Extraction cleans PDFs, images and other documents, removing exploitable elements such as active content and embedded objects. Files are then reconstructed, retaining their original format, and delivered to the user. Meanwhile, the original file is emulated in the background, and can be accessed by the user if deemed benign.
If you’re interested in Check Point’s sandboxing threat emulation or threat extraction, request a free demo, or contact us today for more information.