VMRay is a CyberSecurity headquartered in Bochum, Germany with world-wide sales based in Boston, Massachusetts. The company provides both a cloud-based and on-premises product, VMRay Analyzer. VMRay Analyzer detects malware-related threats using dynamic program analysis for malware analysis. VMRay uses hypervisor-based monitoring built on the academic work of the two founders. VMRay Analyzer is primarily used by CERTs and SOCs in large enterprises, telecoms and other technology vendors for identifying malware, in particular targeted attacks related to APTs.
|Founder||Carsten Willems, Ralf Hund|
|Products||Network security products|
VMRay Inc. sells and supports worldwide both VMRay Analyzer and VMRay cloud, initially developed by the German company VMRay GmbH. VMRay GmbH, based out of Bochum, Germany, was founded by Carsten Willems and Ralf Hund in 2013 based on the work each had done as part of their Ph.Ds they received that year in computer science / IT-security at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The first production deployment of VMRay technology was in early 2015. This technology was in turn built on their earlier work on automating dynamic malware analysis. VMRay has received seed funding from High-Tech Gruenderfonds. In October 2016 VMRay closed a Series A investment of 3.5 million euros with eCapital as the lead investor.
VMRay Analyzer is an agentless hypervisor-based software or cloud service that monitors and dynamically analyzes suspicious files and URLs and scores the severity of maliciousness based on the analyzed behavior.
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