Avast Builds Threat Detection Based on Machine Learning to Protect Users from Zero Day Attacks …

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Aug 31, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Avast Software, maker of the world’s most trusted PC and mobile security, is creating a kernel-level mobile security solution. Avast is working with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to make the new technology available. Qualcomm Technologies developed Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM Smart Protect to detect and classify zero-day and transformed malware in real time using machine learning-based behavioral analysis, to improve privacy protection and device security. Snapdragon Smart Protect is expected to be available in consumer devices in 2016, in conjunction with the Snapdragon 820 processor. “Avast’s experience and leadership in the mobile security space made them an obvious choice for this integration,” said Asaf Ashkenazi, director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies. “Thanks to Avast’s advanced AV technology and mobile security…


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