In cybersecurity, the big challenge is to be able to protect against the millions of new malware variants that are launched daily.

Although nearly all of the zero-day threats are based on extremely small mutations of known malware (by some estimates, the vast majority of new malware are mutated by less than 2% in comparison with known malware), many security solutions are incapable of detecting them because they rely on manually-tuned heuristics for creating handcrafted signatures. This process is time-consuming and reactive, leaving organizations vulnerable until the new signature is released.

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