Leveraging a Global Disruption Network, ZeroFox goes beyond traditional takedown services to remove fraud and disrupt external cyberattacks at the source
Washington, D.C., USA – January 19, 2022 – ZeroFox, a leading external cybersecurity provider, announces Adversary Disruption service to automate the dismantlement of malicious infrastructure, content, sites and bot accounts required to conduct external cyberattacks. Taking down malicious domains, fake social media accounts and malicious content is time-consuming, costly and often only delays attackers rather than stopping them. Security teams need to disrupt attacker infrastructure and limit the ability to quickly pivot to other targets. ZeroFox leverages the collective intelligence of its Global Disruption Network (GDN) and scalable takedown automation to quickly block active and emerging threats. With hundreds of thousands of disruption actions taken every week, ZeroFox strikes out threats before they reach their targets, taking down the associated domains, social media profiles and phishing kits, mobile applications and bot accounts effectively rendering the attack infrastructure moot.
Security teams today are challenged with quickly identifying and disrupting an increasing number of external threats, including ransomware, phishing, fraud and spoofing. Working directly with domain registrars, hosting and cloud providers, and social networks can be time-consuming; backlogged takedown processing queues and slow-to-respond hosts can create an exposure gap. ZeroFox speeds time-to-disruption, leveraging a GDN made up of hundreds of customers and network partners. ZeroFox quickly pivots on attack indicators collected across thousands of validated threats and automatically distributes them to various third-party providers including ISPs, Telcos, CDNs, DNS providers and registrars, and endpoint security platforms. The ZeroFox Adversary Disruption service can block and remediate threats in minutes rather than hours or days, saving security teams valuable time and resources and reducing the window of exposure and vulnerability.
“Given the increasing volume and sophistication of today’s cyberattacks, security teams need better artificial intelligence and automation to take the fight to the adversary. While removing individual posts and profiles might slow down an attacker, the ZeroFox Adversary Disruption service was developed to stop them in their tracks,” said James C. Foster, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of ZeroFox. “We are proud to work alongside our partners, customers and digital platform providers towards the collective goal of disrupting adversaries at scale.”
The ZeroFox Adversary Disruption service includes:
- Automated Disruption of malicious domains, content, profiles and infrastructure associated with external cyberattacks
- Collective Intelligence from a Global Disruption Network including hundreds of network providers, partners and customers
- Disruption Feed of malicious infrastructure lists with seamless integration into customers’ broader security and technology workflows and tech stacks
“We are proud to be an active partner in the ZeroFox Global Disruption Network. Using ZeroFox external threat intelligence on malicious IPs and domains helps our customers and connected communities prevent repeat attacks and disruption,” said Chris Stewart, VP Global Alliances at Exabeam. “Our partnership further enhances our market-leading threat detection, investigation and response (TDIR) capabilities. We see this as another crucial piece of automation and providing protection at scale to address the increasing pace of cyberattacks that organizations are facing.”
The ZeroFox Adversary Disruption service shortens exposure time and speeds time-to-disruption by taking proactive measures before the damages of an external cyberattack can occur. ZeroFox works directly with ISPs, DNS providers and registrars, mobile app stores, cloud and hosting providers, and others to quickly identify and take down potentially malicious domains at the point of registration to prevent threat actors from leveraging those domains in campaigns. ZeroFox’s Disruption Intelligence Feed, including malicious infrastructure lists, can be easily integrated into firewalls, proxies, endpoints, and email and web security gateways. With each disruption action taken, attacker infrastructure is dismantled, making it more difficult for threat actors to pivot to new targets and benefitting the entire ZeroFox community.
The solution has been recognized by industry partners, including a previously announced partnership with Mandiant, and third-party analyst firms including Forrester. The Forrester Wave™: External Threat Intelligence Services, Q1 2021 states that “ZeroFox is best in class for brand threat intelligence use cases and takedown service.” ZeroFox customers experienced a 60% increase in the volume of frauds and scams, including phishing attacks, targeting stakeholders from 2020 to 2021. This underscores the need for disruption that can stop repeated attacks.
The unveiling of the Adversary Disruption service comes on the heels of ZeroFox’s recent announcement of intent to acquire IDX and become a publicly traded company via merger with L&F Acquisition Corp (NYSE: LNFA). For more information about ZeroFox Adversary Disruption, visit www.zerofox.com/services/adversary-disruption
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ZeroFox, the leader in external cybersecurity, provides enterprises external threat intelligence and protection to disrupt threats to brands, people, assets and data across the public attack surface in one, comprehensive platform. With complete global coverage across the surface, deep and dark web and an artificial intelligence-based analysis engine, the ZeroFox Platform identifies and remediates targeted phishing attacks, credential compromise, data exfiltration, brand hijacking, executive and location threats and more. The patented ZeroFox Platform technology processes and protects millions of posts, messages and accounts daily across the social and digital landscape, spanning LinkedIn, Facebook, Slack, Instagram, Pastebin, YouTube, mobile app stores, domains, cloud-based email and more. Visit www.zerofox.com for more information.
IDX is the only privacy company built for agility in the digital age. Thousands of organizations trust their privacy platform to empower consumers to take back control of their privacy with their identity and privacy protection products. As the nation’s largest provider of data breach response services, IDX is trusted by government and enterprise customers, as well as employee benefits and strategic partners, to protect more than 40 million consumers. Visit www.idx.us for more information.
About L&F Acquisition Corp.
L&F Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company formed for the purpose of entering into a combination with one or more businesses, with the intent to concentrate on identifying technology and services businesses in the Governance, Risk, Compliance and Legal (“GRCL”) sector. L&F Acquisition Corp. is sponsored by JAR Sponsor, LLC, a newly organized special purpose vehicle under the common control of entities affiliated with Chairman Jeffrey C. Hammes, CEO Adam Gerchen, and Victory Park Capital. Visit www.lfacquisitioncorp.com for more information.
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