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Invincea Launches Free Malware Discovery and Analysis Solution

Invincea has released Invincea Research Edition, a malware discovery and analysis solution for the data forensics and incident response (DF/IR) community, which the company is offering for free to DF/IR professionals.

Invincea Research Edition includes licenses of Invincea 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 infrastructure."

Further information about Invincea Research Edition can be found on the company's site.

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Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at leilameyer@gmail.com.

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