Big Data-based Algorithms Help F-Secure Mitigate Cybersecurity Threats

Finnish cybersecurity giant F-Secure is strengthening its technological foundation and leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to build a robust and agile cyber defense framework. According to its Southeast Asia regional manager Yong Meng Hong, aside from its progress in developing artificial intelligence (AI)-led security solutions, it has also been integrating Big Data-based algorithms to proactively identify and mitigate threats.

“We will be building on our existing capabilities in 2018, and will also be on the lookout for any new developments in the global cybersecurity domain that will help us further strengthen our defences. We continue to learn constantly by both a services and a product approach as far as our product development goes forward,” said Yong.

“For three decades, F-Secure has driven innovations in cybersecurity, defending tens of thousands of companies and millions of people. With unsurpassed experience in endpoint protection as well as detection and response, F-Secure shields enterprises and consumers against everything from advanced cyber attacks and data breaches to widespread ransomware infections,” he added.

Yong pointed out that F-Secure SAFE has protected users against ransomware effectively thanks to its advanced behaviour protection technology known as DeepGuard.

“F-Secure SAFE Internet Security now includes additional behaviour-based protection capabilities that monitor selected folders for ransomware-like behaviour as part of its DeepGuard Host-based Intrusion Prevention System. In case risky behaviour is detected, the process is automatically blocked and users are warned about the potential ransomware,” explained Yong.

“F-Secure’s DeepGuard functionality identifies attacks based on signs of unauthorised behaviour or exploits,” he added. “And the new ransomware functionality not only takes on the extortion threat, but it also prevents other unknown or potentially suspect applications from changing, renaming or deleting crucial files in the protected folders. It’s a tool that everyone will benefit from.”

This new ransomware layer fits right into DeepGuard’s lightweight and comprehensive endpoint protection with minimal impact on the user experience. This seamless new layer of security is included along with SAFE’s award-winning antivirus, Browsing and Banking Protection, and Family Rules, which helps set healthy boundaries for children online.

“For years technology has protected the operating system, so criminals went after data, something that is actually far more important to most people. Today we’re making progress on eliminating that threat,” he said.

SAFE is available for a free trial through F-Secure’s e-store, and supports Windows PCs, Macs, and Android and iOS devices.

For more information on staying safe online, visit F-Secure TOTAL Security and Privacy