The WildFire public cloud can now analyze
Dalvik executable (DEX) files with malicious, benign, or grayware
verdicts. Individual DEX files not forwarded by the firewall to
Wildfire for analysis. Instead, DEX files can be uploaded for analysis
using the WildFire API or the WildFire portal (With a WildFire subscription,
you can manually and programmatically submit a daily total of 1,000
files). DEX files contained within APK files are analyzed as part
of the APK file analysis. As with all malicious samples, the WildFire
public cloud generates and distributes a signature to firewalls
to prevent future instances of the file from penetrating your network.
Signatures generated by DEX file analysis are matched against DEX
files passing through the firewall, as well as those contained within
APK files. No additional configuration needs to be made in order
to take advantage of his feature.
The WF-500 appliance
does not support DEX file analysis.
Manually upload DEX files to the WildFire
public cloud for analysis. You can then view the WildFire sample
analysis report and verdict (malicious, grayware or benign) on the
Use the WildFire API to submit DEX files
to the WildFire public cloud. You can continue to use the WildFire
API to retrieve verdicts and analysis reports
for DEX files.