SecureAPlus Gets Top Marks for Ransomware, Crypto-Miner Malware, and Bashware Tests

After a series of cybersecurity tests that cover ransomware, cryptominers, and bashware threats, SecureAPlus is receiving the highest awards for all three rounds of testing.

25 June 2018, Singapore - AVLab, a Poland-based cybersecurity testing firm, has recently released the results of its extensive tests of endpoint security solutions against three significant and prevalent threats in the industry today. The tests involved multiple industry-recognized cybersecurity vendors and tested them against ransomware, cryptominers, and bashware malware tests. The SecureAPlus application control and cloud anti-virus are among those that have scored the highest awards from all three tests.

In conducting its tests, AVLab and its newly introduced testing platform, Check Lab, have created scenarios that reproduce the real behavior of both malicious software (malware) and a typical user. All file samples used were extensively checked to be malicious, and that cybersecurity software detections were classified into early, middle, and low levels to indicate at which point a threat was stopped.

The year 2017 is infamous for the outbreak of a slew of destructive ransomware, such as Wanna Cry, that swept across the globe. The damage is done, both actual money lost as well as productivity lost cost were in the billions. The threat of ransomware attacks will continue to be prevalent in 2018, and the years to follow, AVLabs tests were designed to test the effectiveness of endpoint security solutions in preventing their host system from being infected unknowingly by these threats. SecureAPlus performed well, being able to detect threats earlier while blocking the majority of the threats before they can run on the system.

The year 2017 also saw the growing trend of cryptominers malware. In the advent of the increasing interest in cryptocurrency, malicious parties have since used it as an opportunity to use malware to profit from CPU & GPU performance of infected machines. Attention has only grown in 2018 and shows no signs of slowing down so far. On the tests conducted, SecureAPlus did very well in early level detections while managing to detect the rest of the threats at the low level. With none of the threats managing to run, SecureAPlus has also secured the highest rating from AVLab’s cryptominer malware test.

Last but not the least, with the introduction of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature, Microsoft has virtually opened a potential new vector to infect Windows Systems. The benefits of WSL are undoubtedly tremendous, especially for developers. Due to the nature of the attack, SecureAPlus was among the solutions that were able to detect and prevent it from launching to deliver its payload and earning the highest marks for the bashware test.

SecureAPlus continues to improve on its core features of application control and whitelisting to further bolster the defenses it provides as layers of security to endpoints. As newer and unknown threats emerge, early detection has become even more difficult for endpoint security vendors. The type of protection that SecureAPlus provides at the lower level of computing continues to be a reliable last line of defense for Windows users and maybe what enterprise and home users alike may need to have in a cybersecurity climate where threats like malware and ransomware are rapidly produced and iterated.

About SecureAPlus

SecureAPlus is a free security software developed by SecureAge Technology that protects PCs from malware & viruses with its powerful but easy to use Application Whitelisting, and reliable detection rates of more than 10 cloud Anti-Virus engines with Universal AV. It leverages the power of the cloud allowing for low resources used and compatibility with other installed anti-virus and anti-malware applications, making it the perfect security upgrade for any Windows PC.

About SecureAge Technology

SecureAge Technology provides data protection solutions that help prevent, protect, and shield governments and enterprises from any possible data breaches.