FACT consolidates information from a variety of antivirus scanning sources, including VirusTotal and Nextron, the world's premiere provider of YARA rules.
YARA rules detect malware by identifying certain characteristics or patterns common to specific types (or entire families) of malware. FACT uses this combined intelligence to provide more nuanced suggestions on the likelihood of a package containing malware.
Malware reporting tools can often produce false positives.
These misleading flags cost extra time and effort while technicians track them down. More importantly, false positives have been known to disrupt critical operations when antivirus (AV) software quarantines critical modules in safety systems.
FACT provides additional analysis and cross-checking of component relationships to indicate for you when a false positive is likely.
According to the FBI, since 2016 there have been more than 4,000 ransomware attacks daily and in 2020 the average ransomware payment rose 33%*.
More recently, these attacks have been coupled with supply chain attacks to extend their reach. FACT can help detect ransomware and other malware before it is introduced into critical systems.