independent test-houses . It is the reason Avira’s technology and threat intelligence is at the heart of many of the world’s leading security products delivered by other vendors.
However, because Avira focuses on providing OEM solutions to the cyber-security industry we’ve not, until now, made this technology available as a separate solution. For Avira it was essential for us to solve the triumvirate of challenges of scalability, complexity and privacy.
The introduction of Avira’s Cloud Sandbox allows our technology partners and enterprises to access an enhanced version of the sandboxing technology that has powered the Avira Protection Cloud for many years. It is accessed through a simple to use API, delivered through a cloud service. The key benefit is that removes the need for security vendors and enterprises to maintain their own sandbox systems. This frees up their own resources to focus on other tasks, and reducing operational costs.
But solving the challenges of complexity without bringing scale would be of little benefit.
We solved the issue of scale by working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Together we brought a unique industrial-scale sandbox to market. The development of a revolutionary dynamic detonation system hosted within an AWS environment required close cooperation with their security team. Together we overcame major design hurdles to meet the most exacting security requirements and standards of the AWS infrastructure.
In September 2019 Avira was awarded the AWS Partner Network Innovation Award for this innovative design. It was awarded for the way the detonation service was planned, deployed and secured within the AWS environment.
Finally, and importantly, because the Avira Cloud Sandbox was designed with GDPR in mind, we were able to architect a solution that avoided the need to become joint data controllers . In the case of the Avira Cloud Sandbox the relationship is simplified to be that of data processors.
The Cloud Sandbox API roll-out starts in 2H 2019. If you would like early-access this award-winning service, then you can register your interest here.