Malwarebytes has launched its first enterprise product which is designed to protect against zero-day exploits and rootkits which defeat traditional enterprise anti-virus solutions.

According to the company, Malwarebytes Enterprise Edition (MEE) will work alongside a company's existing anti-virus solution to provide a new layer of defence against targeted threats which use attack vectors including email, social networks and instant messenger.

It includes advanced protection via an automated detection engine which uses a combination of heuristics, behavioural and signature analysis. It said that this approach can identify and block entire families of malware and even predict future mutations.

It also uses highly-effective removal technologies to remove all registry traces of malware, as well as purpose-built Chameleon technology which counteracts illicit attempts to remove security software.

Marcin Kleczynski, CEO of Malwarebytes, said: “Modern malware is able to bypass many of the anti-virus technologies currently deployed in today's enterprise, posing a serious risk to corporate data. Built from the ground up, we developed a new approach to secure, control and remediate endpoints that has already been broadly adopted in the consumer marketplace.

“MEE's heuristic and behaviour-based analysis engine adds a powerful second layer of defence to today's corporate systems that more effectively safeguards sensitive corporate assets from the organized crime rings behind much of today's malware.”