PolySwarm

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Decentralized threat detection marketplace

Combined protection from global experts into a single access point.

The antivirus industry is broken

Existing antivirus products offer duplicative coverage, are not interoperable, and are designed to focus on known widespread threats. New malware is being produced and deployed at a faster pace than antivirus products can keep up with.

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Malware Growth

32% increase in new malware vs prior year

- GData Security Blog

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Low AV Effectiveness

26-47% of threats go undetected by the average antivirus

- RAP Proactive

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Talent Shortage

1.5 million security expert shortage projected by 2019

- Symantec

Introducing PolySwarm

PolySwarm is a threat detection marketplace where antivirus companies and enterprises dramatically expand and improve their protection coverage against new threats.

A single vendor, employing a centralized group of threat experts, provides a one-size-fits-all solution. This leaves you vulnerable to attacks.

microengines, developed by a global community of security experts, converge to quickly analyze the threat, providing broader analysis and protection that’s tailor-made to your exact needs.

Traditional Antivirus
PolySwarm
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Up to Date

Up-to-date coverage for new threats, within minutes—not hours or weeks. Specialized expertise is incentivized by market design, unlike the current market.

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Broader Coverage

PolySwarm aggregates coverage from thousands of specialized 'microengines,' created and maintained by a global swarm of security experts.

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Automated

Unlike traditional bug bounties, threat detection is automated, performed by microengines.

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Crowdsourced

A global 'swarm' of experts, with a proven and publicly-accessible track record, compete (and get rewarded) for protecting you.

How PolySwarm works

The PolySwarm ecosystem incentivizes what matters most: quality output of malintent detection. It rewards honest market participation through collection and distribution of fees to value-adding, active security experts.

NO REWARD END USERS (ENTERPRISES) SECURITY EXPERT SECURITY EXPERT SECURITY EXPERT OFFER BOUNTY GROUND TRUTH AMBASSADOR (INFOSEC COMPANY) ARBITERS
NO REWARD ARBITERS OFFER AMBASSADOR (INFOSEC COMPANY) END USERS (ENTERPRISES) BOUNTY SECURITY EXPERT SECURITY EXPERT SECURITY EXPERT GROUND TRUTH

How we compare

VirusTotal PolySwarm
Suppliers Antivirus companies Antivirus companies and diverse security experts
Coverage Must deliver overlapping core coverage Rewards based on accuracy and specialization
Confidence (SNR) Must respond to all files, even if unsure Selectively respond with confidence
Barrier to entry Engine with broad coverage, established customer base No restrictions - anyone with codified threat detection software can participate
Privacy Customers can see everything from anyone Anonymous participation and private communities