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Malwarebytes Breach Remediation enables enterprises to reduce recovery time, limit breach damage, and improve investigation into infection sources


SANTA CLARA, Calif. – May 26, 2016 – Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution for consumers and businesses, today introduced Malwarebytes Breach Remediation for Mac and new forensics capabilities as part of its Malwarebytes Breach Remediation platform. This Malwarebytes endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution hunts for and is designed to thoroughly remove advanced threats from Windows and Mac endpoints.

Malwarebytes Breach Remediation is the only EDR solution that detects and removes infections and related artifacts simultaneously across all endpoints on a network. Malwarebytes Breach Remediation scans network endpoints looking for suspicious files or anomalies and, when found, pieces together the threat traces and automatically remediates compromised systems. This comprehensive approach to breach remediation helps eliminate the possibility of new cyber attacks or lateral movements that capitalize on leftover malware traces.

Although Macs have faced nuisance apps like adware and PUPS for years, new threats are materializing, including ransomware (e.g., KeRanger). Many experts believe the KeRanger attacks were a “test run” or proof of concept—and that it’s only a matter of time before the next big attacks against Macs surface. With more companies turning to Macs and a rising number of new threats, concern about the possibility of widespread Mac vulnerabilities is on the rise.

“The idea that Macs are inherently safe and immune to malware and other threats is patently false. In fact, Apple stores themselves rely on Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac frequently. Genius Bar technicians use the technology to clean infected customer computers,” said Thomas Reed, Director of Mac offerings, Malwarebytes. “Also consider that on the first day of the Pwn2Own 2016 hacking event, one independent security researcher found four vulnerabilities highlighting just how vulnerable Macs can be. We built Breach Remediation for Mac in response to the hundreds of Malwarebytes customers demanding protection for their Mac endpoints.”

With Malwarebytes Breach Remediation, incident response teams can quickly remediate threats remotely, saving significant time and money and helping to reduce the dwell time of a malicious attack. The new Mac client easily integrates with existing Mac OS X management solutions, like Apple Remote Desktop, Casper Suite, and Munki, facilitating rapid deployment and use.

“This solution is a perfect example of why our clients love Malwarebytes. They are always innovative and ahead of the curve,” said Elsworth Anthony, Product Manager at DSolution. “As an avid Apple user, the Breach Remediation solution for Mac is a welcomed layer of security that addresses new variants of malware targeting Mac environments.”

Malwarebytes Breach Remediation also includes new forensics capabilities that not only identify previously undetected breaches, but also answer the critical questions of what happened, how it happened, and when it happened. Forensic Timeliner is a command-line tool that is able to extract historical events from a computer in order to detect potential infections by new or undetected malware. The forensic engine gathers events from different sources of information on Windows endpoints, saving users significant time and effort.

In addition to these Malwarebytes Breach Remediation enhancements, the company also released updates to their Malwarebytes Endpoint Security endpoint protection platform, including:

  • Management Console (v1.7) with policy cloning and other improvements
  • Windows client support for Anti-Malware (v1.80.2) and Anti-Exploit (v1.08)
  • Mac client (on-demand scanning and remediation)

For a full list of updates and the complete change log for Malwarebytes Management Console please visit

Malwarebytes Breach Remediation and Malwarebytes Endpoint Security are available now from authorized Malwarebytes resellers. More product information is available at

About Malwarebytes

Malwarebytes protects consumers and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware, and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, the company’s flagship product, has a highly advanced heuristic detection engine that removed more than five billion malicious threats from computers worldwide. More than 10,000 SMBs and enterprise businesses worldwide trust Malwarebytes to protect their data. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California with offices in Europe, and a global team of researchers and experts. For more information, please visit us at

Malwarebytes reflects the operating philosophy of its founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski: to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. Marcin was recently named “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards and has been named to the 2015 Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 award, adding those to a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.


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