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SentinelOne Unveils H1 2018 Enterprise Risk Index Report

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Report Highlights Prevalence of Ransomware and Rise of Fileless and
PowerShell Attacks; Need for Next-Gen Endpoint Protection

SentinelOne,
the autonomous endpoint protection company, today announced the
findings of its H1
2018 Enterprise Risk Index Report.
According to the report, fileless
based attacks rose by 94 percent in the first half of 2018, evidence of
the trend's growing popularity. In addition, as of June 2018, PowerShell
attacks jumped to a record of 5.2 attacks per 1000 endpoints, compared
to 2.5 attacks in May.

The report also examines the classification of detected documents and
executables by the verdict provided by reputation services, unveiling
that more than 70 percent of total detections were unknown to these
services. The findings demonstrate the need for next-gen endpoint
protection to effectively stay ahead of today's rapidly changing threat
landscape, as reputation-based detection is no longer a match for
today's cyber-criminals.

"As we enter the second half of 2018, there are a number of trends and
prevailing threats businesses and individuals should be watching for,"
said Aviram Shmueli, Director of Product Management, SentinelOne. "Our
Enterprise Risk Index Report found that ongoing advancements in fileless
malware, PowerShell attacks and ransomware continue to be a pain point
as attackers refine methods to bypass legacy AV. Reputation feeds are
not sufficient to combat today's threats; highly sophisticated,
proprietary engines are needed to provide real comprehensive protection."

Other key findings of the report, which leverages anonymized data
collected from SentinelOne global deployment of agents gathered from
January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018, include:

  • Ransomware attacks remain popular, ranging from 5.6 to 14.4 attacks
    per 1000 endpoints.
  • More than 70 percent of detected executables were unknown to
    reputation services.
  • More than 90 percent of detected documents were unknown to reputation
    services.

To view the full report, please visit: https://go.sentinelone.com/WebAsset-EnterpriseRiskIndex.html

About SentinelOne
SentinelOne delivers autonomous endpoint
protection through a single agent that successfully prevents, detects
and responds to attacks across all major vectors. Designed for extreme
ease of use, the S1 platform saves customers time by applying AI to
automatically eliminate threats in real time for both on premise and
cloud environments and is the only solution to provide full visibility
across networks directly from the endpoint. To learn more visit sentinelone.com
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