Shortly after publishing my previous blog post, I accidentally stumbled upon Barkly. They represent a new breed of security technologies which have departed from traditional signature based detection methods and instead utilise machine learning and behaviour analysis for malware prevention.
At the time, I hadn’t heard of Barkly before. After a quick search online I found no independent reviews or any real exposure within IT communities such as Reddit’s /r/Sysadmin, /r/NetSec or Spiceworks. This needed to change, so I reached out to Barkly for a review copy and they were kind enough to hook me up with a trial.
In this post I’ll be putting Barkly through its paces and seeing how well it performs against a variety of threats, including ransomware, trojans, and exploits.