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Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Suite
Invincea has released
Invincea Research Edition,
a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident
response community. It's being offered for free to DF/IR
Invincea Research Edition includes licenses of
FreeSpace, access to CrowdSource and integration with
ThreatGRID. According to the company,
FreeSpace "creates a secure virtual container around Web browsers and their
plug-ins" and provides behavioral-based malware detection; CrowdSource is a
command line tool for malware analysis; and ThreatGRID is a unified malware
analysis and threat intelligence solution designed to help organizations defend
against advanced cyber attacks.
DF/IR teams can use FreeSpace to investigate potential watering hole attacks
or discover drive-by download sites by visiting those URLs, and they can analyze
suspicious email links by opening those documents. When FreeSpace detects an
exploit, it sends related forensic information "to a cloud-hosted instance of
Invincea Management Service (IMS) where threat intelligence is crowdsourced"
and DF/IR teams can analyze findings, such as details on command and control,
timelines of attach, registry changes and dropped files.
According to the company, CrowdSource is "a command line tool for rapid and
scalable malware analysis" and requires no experience in malware analysis. It
predicts the capabilities of a malware executable by using Web-sourced
annotations of code and machine learning.
One-click integration with ThreatGRID is designed to help users "chart the
origins of the thwarted attack; conduct advanced search, pivoting and
correlation with any and all analyzed artifacts against the entire ThreatGRID
database; and understand past uses of identified command and control
Further information about Invincea Research Edition can be found on the
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.