SentinelOne to Host Bring Your Own Malware Challenge at RSA Conference

Endpoint Security Specialist will put its Execution Inspection Technology on the Line Against Any and All Malicious Code Samples at Booth 1821

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 1, 2015 – SentinelOne, the company that’s redefining endpoint security, today announced that it will host the Bring Your Own Malware (BYOM) Challenge at its RSA Conference 2015 Booth 1821 in the South Hall. This is no April Fool’s Hoax, SentinelOne is challenging all comers to put exploit or malware code that can evade detection by other security solutions to the test against SentinelOne EDR and its execution inspection engine. If SentinelOne EDR is not able to detect a malware sample, one participant will receive the $1,000 cash prize.

SentinelOne is also one of 10 finalists for the “Most Innovative Company at RSA Conference 2015” Award and will compete in the RSA® Conference Innovation Sandbox Contest on Monday, April 20

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In addition to showcasing its detection capabilities, the BYOM Challenge will also demonstrate how SentinelOne blocks threats, and captures detailed forensics on malicious code in real time.

“It’s a well-known fact that advanced malware can evade detection by most security products including anti-virus and sandboxing technologies,” said Tomer Weingarten, CEO of SentinelOne. “Since our execution inspection engine traces all processes on a device, we can detect even the most sophisticated attacks. The Bring Your Own Malware Challenge demonstrates our confidence that SentinelOne can protect organizations against the toughest APTs and malware out there.”


Rules of Engagement

On Tuesday, April 21 and Wednesday, April 22 at 4pm SentinelOne will host the BYOM Challenge at RSA Conference Booth #1821 in the South Hall. Samples will be accepted during Expo hours until 3pm on Wednesday. They must represent real-life malware found in the wild that performs unauthorized access, manipulation, etc., and must run in kernel/user space and on virtual machines (for testing purposes).

A malware sample must be unique and can only be submitted once. Each participant will receive a prize (while supplies last) for submitting an eligible sample. If any malware evades detection by SentinelOne the participant will be eligible to win a $1,000 cash grand prize. Any eligible participants will be entered into a pool and a single winner will be drawn on Thursday April 23 at 2 PM.

SentinelOne has developed a new approach to endpoint protection that disrupts the current layered ap- proach to security which relies on static anti-virus signatures, white listing and easily detected sandbox sys- tems to combat threats. The company’s core technology is based on a unique execution inspection engine that analyzes application processes in real time, combining attack pattern and malware technique modeling with automated crowd-sourced security intelligence aggregation and sharing.

SentinelOne EDR automatically stops and removes malware, reduces dwell times, minimizes damages and eliminates incident response remediation. In addition, it provides complete visibility into endpoint activity for indicators of compromise (IOC) search and real-time forensics. SentinelOne protects endpoint platforms in- cluding Windows, Mac, Android and soon iOS and Linux; devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktops; virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI); physical and virtual servers; as well as embedded, POS and critical infrastructure systems (e.g., SCADA).

About SentinelOne

SentinelOne is reinventing endpoint security to protect organizations against advanced threats and nation state malware. The company uses execution inspection to detect and protect all devices against targeted, zero day threats in real time. SentinelOne was formed by an elite team of cyber security and defense experts from Intel, Symantec, McAfee, Checkpoint, IBM and the Israel Defense Forces. The company’s investors in- clude Accel Partners, Data Collective, Granite Hill Capital Partners, Tiger Global Management and The Westly Group. To learn more visit or follow us at @SentinelSec