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January 2, 2024
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Monarx in 2024: A Year of Scope and Scale

As we step into the new year, it's time to take a moment to reflect on the last year and celebrate the new one. The past year has been a testament to our unwavering commitment to cybersecurity, marked by significant achievements and milestones that have not only elevated our capabilities but have also set a strong foundation for the future. Attackers have innovated throughout the year and will continue to do so in 2024. We’re excited to continue countering their every move.

2023 in Retrospect: Making Hackers Cry 

Our journey through 2023 was nothing short of remarkable. We classified hundreds of millions of files each month, culminating in an astounding total of 5 billion unique files classified over the year. That’s a sustained average of 158 unique files per second over the course of the year.  Not a single one using our customer’s resources. This massive scale of operation is only possible due to our robust and efficient platform, designed to tackle the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats. 

By the close of 2023, we had processed more than 1.3 trillion files on disk. This would not have been possible without our wonderful partners. They trust us to secure their systems without burdening them. We are dedicated to doing just that. Ensuring comprehensive coverage and protection for every system. We continued to expand the range of systems our agent is able to operate in, pushing the boundaries of resource starvation to bring full protection to even the tiniest containers. 

Our most impactful accomplishment last year was the remediation of around a billion pieces of malware. There were periods where our systems were sustaining a rate of remediation of over 5 million pieces of malware per hour. That’s a peak processing of over 1400 pieces of malware per second with a year-long sustained rate of 32 pieces of malware per second. This responsiveness and efficiency are a testament to our advanced algorithms and dedicated team, who work tirelessly to counteract malicious campaigns. 


Looking Ahead: Our Vision for 2024

Our vision for this year is shaped by four key objectives

Innovation in Detection and Remediation 

The arms race with hackers will always exist and generative AI has put innovation in malware at the fingertips of anyone interested. Malware will continue to get more sophisticated, pernicious, and harder to detect. And we will meet the challenge. We will be releasing a powerful upgrade to our reconnaissance and remediation capabilities in January. Specifically designed to address a surge in file-less malware, we are excited to leverage and extend its flexibility throughout the year. To support that our cloud classification platform has and will continue to extend beyond “normal” malware. And, of course, there’s AI in the mix. We’ve got some exciting innovations behind the scenes but that’s for another day. 

Expanding Our Global Footprint 

With our new WHMCS plugin we will be able to meet small and medium sized hosting providers where they are. The ease of installation and management that WHMCS enables is impressive. We have tapped into that ecosystem to bring malware protection to everyone. Even more, to enable upsell of security services. Domain owners shouldn’t need to understand cyber security to run their businesses but it only makes sense for them to share in the cost of protecting them. 

Empowering Our Partners 

We are committed to empowering our clients through education and awareness initiatives. The sheer quantity of cyber security news available today makes it basically noise to anyone but cyber security professionals. That is a huge problem because some of it is very important for everyone who owns or operates a system. There were several times in 2023 that we reached out with what we felt was critical cyber security information. The efforts were universally appreciated. We intend to work with our partners to do that and more in 2024.  

A Commitment to Excellence 

Our mission is one thing that won’t be changing in 2024. We are committed to making the internet a safer place for everyone. The best anti-malware technology in the world only goes just so far in making that a reality. We love working with our partners to get to know them and meet their unique needs. It’s the people who matter: the administrators and support staff, the domain owners and agencies, even the business guys trying to keep the lights on. Supporting them in everything we do gives our technology the opportunity to shine. We are excited to continue working with all of our current and new partners throughout 2024. 

Join Us in Making 2024 a Landmark Year 

We invite you to be part of this exciting journey. Whether you're already a customer, a curious provider, or just a business looking for robust cybersecurity solutions, we want to hear from you. Let's work together to make 2024 a year of unparalleled cybersecurity success. Let's ruin some hackers, shall we?