TyLabs Joins PolySwarm Network to Advance Early Malware Detection

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO - October 23, 2018 - PolySwarm, the cybersecurity industry’s first decentralized threat intelligence marketplace, announced today its partnership with TyLabs to advance its ecosystem of quality malintent detection. TyLabs will integrate its extensive malware detection expertise and antivirus intelligence into the marketplace.

TyLabs is an industry leader in cybersecurity and document malware analysis and will be onboarding Cryptam, Quicksand and PDFExaminer tools to the PolySwarm platform.

Cryptam Malware Document Detection Suite helps analyze, detect and safely remove malware in office documents and PDFs commonly used in targeted phishing attacks. Quicksand is a command line tool to statically decode and analyze streams of office documents for exploits, and it uses a cryptanalysis attack to detect and extract embedded executables. PDFExaminer is a web application and command line tool used to decode and decrypt PDF streams for analyst review as well as detect exploits and obfuscation.

“Polyswarm is poised to become a pioneer in new areas of crowd-backed malware detection,” said Tyler McLellan, Founder of TyLabs. “The Polyswarm platform is built for continued growth with the ability to adapt quickly to emerging trends while allowing the market model to provide a better detection rate for consumers and immediate feedback to anti-malware services to improve their products.”

When it comes to PolySwarm’s mission of making the internet a safer place, expanding the marketplace to include additional micro-engines led by talented developers and teams with specialized expertise is key to successful growth. Polyswarm’s disruptive, open and crowdsourced system is the perfect place for cybersecurity-focused firms like TyLabs to spin up powerful micro-engines.

“TyLabs is a welcome addition to the growing team of experts and enterprises in PolySwarm’s decentralized threat intelligence marketplace,” said Steve Bassi, PolySwarm CEO. “As the number of powerful security engines in the PolySwarm network expands, it will help ensure enterprises that companies are properly fortified against advancing and evolving threats.”


PolySwarm is the first decentralized marketplace allowing security experts to build anti-malware engines that compete to protect consumers. PolySwarm incentivizes a global community of information security experts to disrupt the $8.5 billion cyber threat intelligence industry, providing enterprises and consumers with unprecedented speed and accuracy in threat detection. The PolySwarm market runs on Nectar (NCT), an ERC20-compatible utility token. For more information, please visit PolySwarm.io.

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