Palo Alto Networks Traps replaces traditional antivirus with multi-method prevention, a proprietary combination of purpose-built malware and exploit prevention methods that protect users and endpoints from known and unknown threats. Traps prevents security breaches, in contrast to breach detection and incident response after critical assets have already been compromised.
Traps uses an entirely new and unique approach to prevent exploits. Instead of focusing on the millions of individual attacks, or their underlying software vulnerabilities, Traps focuses on the core exploitation techniques used by all exploit-based attacks. Each exploit must use a series of these exploitation techniques to successfully subvert an application.
Traps renders these techniques ineffective by blocking them the moment they are attempted. Organizations using Traps can run any application, including those developed in-house and those that no longer receive security.
TRAPS is now part of Cortex XDR Prevent, providing the endpoint protection component.