Joe Sandbox Ultimate's architecture is modular. It consists of at least one controller machine running Linux and multiple connected analysis machines (with Windows and Android installed) hosted by virtualization products such as VMware or VirtualBox.
Files and URLs are uploaded for analysis to Joe Sandbox Ultimate manually, via RESTful Web API or via Joe Sandbox Mail Monitor. Joe Sandbox Ultimate first analyzes the file statically. After that an in-depth analysis is performed with Joe Sandbox Desktop.
After dynamic analysis Joe Sandbox Class generates a malware similarity report. For easy understanding of malicious behavior Joe Sandbox Ultimate uses Joe Sandbox DEC which performs decompilation (C-code regeneration of the malware sample).
Joe Sandbox Ultimate's configurable and efficient dynamic and static analysis engine monitors any activities during the binary program execution. Click to read more about Joe Security's unique technologies to analyze binaries.
The executed behavior of the sample is compiled into a detailed analysis report.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate generates very detailed analysis reports about system, network, browser and tampering/code manipulation behavior. The report includes evaluations and additional data about strings, domains and file structures. Matching generic signatures highlight suspicious and malicious key behavior. Classification and threat scores help to detect sophisticated cyber-attacks quickly. A context based search enables to quickly navigate.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables analysis of all executable files (including malicious documents) on Windows W7 x64, Windows 10 x64 and Windows 11 x64. Android Application Packages (APK) can be analyzed on Android 9 and 12. In addition Joe Sandbox Ultimate analyses files on macOS Monterey and Ventura (Intel and Apple Silicon) and Linux..
Joe Sandbox Ultimate analyses Office files for Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Support for additional Office suites can be easily added.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables to deeply analyze URLs to detect phishing, drive by downloads, tech scam and more. For phising detection Joe Sandbox Ultimate uses an AI based template matching approach. Joe Sandbox Ultimate will follow and click interesting links on browsed webpages.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate uses a growing set of over 2437+ generic Behavior Signatures to detect and classify malicious behavior activities such as Exploiting and Shellcode (for malicious documents), Persistence, Boot Survival, Spreading, Data Spying and Leakage and C&C Communication. Behavior Signatures are extendable and customizable and optionally are shared within a community.
With Joe Sandbox Ultimate analysts can directly connect to the analysis machine and click manually through complex malware installers or phishing attacks. The remote assistance option is fully embedded in the browser and therefore no additional software has to be installed. Live Data such as behavior, Yara and Sigma signature hits as well as IOCs are shown in real time.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate implements an intelligent malware analysis chain, starting with coarse grained and ending with in-depth fine grained malware analysis techniques. The intelligent chain enables to sort out uninteresting samples and focus on the most interesting malware samples.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate's Hybrid Code Analysis (HCA) engine identifies code functions based on dynamic memory dumps. HCA enables in-depth analysis of malware by understanding hidden payloads, malicious functionality not seen during runtime analysis. HCA results are highly annotated and connected to dynamic behavior information. Through an advanced algorithm, HCA identifies hidden API calls and hidden strings within codes.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate generates highly condensed control flow graphs, so called Execution Graphs. Execution Graphs enable to detect evasions against malware analysis systems. Furthermore Execution Graphs allow to rate the behavior by looking at API chains, execution coverage and loops. Joe Sandbox Ultimate also includes extensive library code detection.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate includes Joe Sandbox DEC, which generates simple C functions from unpacked PE files. The generated C code is easy to understand for security professionals and enables more efficient analysis than the corresponding disassembly code.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate’s instrumentation engine enables monitoring any method or API call of VBA Macros embedded in Microsoft Office files (doc, docx, docxm, etc). The extracted dynamic information allows to detect and understand decrypted routines (via colored call graph), payload URLs and evasions. Moreover customer can add their own Pre and Post hooks to modify function parameters and return values.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate’s instrumentation engine enables monitoring Java API calls (including arguments, returns etc) of a JAR file. The extracted dynamic information allows to detect and understand Java malware such as JRAT or Adwind RAT.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate’s detects Phishing pages by using an AI based template matching approach. Customers can easily add additional templates to detect Phishing of their Web portals. Template matching based Phishing has very low false negative and false positive rates.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables to inspect HTTPS traffic. Similiar to a next generation firewall Joe Sandbox Ultimate installs a MITM SSL Proxy which intercepts and analyzes any SSL traffic. This allows to inspect malicious HTTPS C&C traffic which is often used in APTs.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables to analyze automatically the network data via Snort and "The Bro Network Security Monitor". Snort with e.g. Emerging Threats ETOpen/ETPro rules detects malicious IPs, Domains or other network artifacts and Files extracted by Bro are automatically uploaded to Joe Sandbox.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate allows to use Yara Rules for advanced malware detection. Joe Sandbox Ultimate forwards all samples, downloaded files, resources as well as memory dumps to Yara. In addition Joe Sandbox Ultimate features a nice web based Yara Rule editor. Tired of updating Yara rules? Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables to automatically synchronize with GitHub repositories contain Yara rules.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate allows to use Simga Rules for threat detection. Joe Sandbox currently supports many Sigma events including process_creation and Sysmon. In addition Joe Sandbox Ultimate features a nice web based Sigma Rule editor. Tired of updating your Sigma rules? Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables to automatically synchronize with GitHub repositories contain Simga rules.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate creates various Yara rules based on static, dynamic and hybrid behavior data. The generated Yara rules allow to identify specific malware, malware families and malware variants. Yara Rule Generator uses sophisticated data rating and clustering algorithms.
In addition to analysis reports in HTML, XML and JSON formats, Joe Sandbox Ultimate captures and generates supplementary data. This includes created files, unpacked PE files, memory dumps, PCAP of the captured network traffic (incl. decrypted HTTPS), screenshots, shellcode and strings.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate reports are provided in all relevant export formats, ranging from common data exchange formats (XML, JSON) and document types (HTML, PDF) to malware security standards such as MAEC, CybOX, MISP and OpenIOC. Therefore, Joe Sandbox Ultimate reports can be seamlessly integrated with other tools and platforms.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate provides a MITRE ATT&CK matrix. With the matrix, analysts can easily compare adversary tactics and techniques. Joe Sandbox Ultimate contains over 2437+ behavior signatures which are mapped to tactics and techniques.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate has many Third Party Integrations. Detection results from Virustotal and MetaDefender are visualized in the analysis report. Joe Sandbox Ultimate also integrates with Incident Response Solutions such as TheHive, Fame, MISP and CRITs. You can also use Joe Sandbox Ultimate in the Security Automation & Orchestration Platform Phantom and Demisto. We also offer integration with additional tools such as Viper and Malsub.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate allows for seamless integration into existing threat intelligence systems. It has a simple RestFul WEB API which enables file upload, analysis data download, searches, filters, alerts and more. Example scripts in Python allow a fast integration.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate delivers an IDA plugin which loads supplementary analysis data such as memory dumps and reconstructed PE files. Moreover the plugin enriches IDA code with dynamic information such as APIs, chunks, strings and function arguments. IDA integration enables to deeply understand und further investigate malicious code with the power of IDA.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate is tuned to detect malicious samples with high precision. Extensive tests have shown an average false positive rate < 2% and false negative rate < 6% for PE files. Besides the detection status (clean, suspicious or malicious) Joe Sandbox Ultimate generates a detailed confidence score - outlining how certain the system is about the detection.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate is optimized for large-scale analysis and can handle up to several thousand samples per day on a single Joe Sandbox Ultimate instance. By scaling up the instances, Joe Sandbox Ultimate enables to analyze large sample sets very quickly.
Through predefined and configurable Cookbooks - special scripts submitted as second input - Joe Sandbox Ultimate allows for performing advanced use cases on the analysis machine. Cookbook scripts describe an analysis procedure and allow any possible user behavior to be automated. Browsing a URL with IE, Firefox or Chrome, logging into an email account, or running a file with special arguments are just a few examples of the existing Cookbooks included. To click through any installer Joe Sandbox Ultimate offers an advanced OCR based click engine.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate allows for seamless integration into existing security products. A .NET SDK, serving interfaces for automated file submissions and processors for handling generated analysis data is included. For bulk file submissions, Joe Sandbox Ultimate provides a queuing system with load-balancing and prioritization mechanisms. OEM customer have full control over the solution, its generated data and configuration.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate includes an intuitive web interface with features such as file and URL uploads, cookbook editor, user management and bulk upload/download and mail/syslog notifications.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate is built as a modular and scalable system with many settings for advanced tuning. With its open SDK, behavior signatures and cookbooks, it enables performing advanced use cases to serve organizations' specific needs. Joe Sandbox Ultimate supports multiple analysis machines with different applications/versions installed.
Joe Security provides excellent services, such as system installations, training, maintenance, customization and expert knowledge as an supplemental package to Joe Sandbox Ultimate.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate analyzes all files, including EXE, DLL, PIF, CMD, BAT, COM, SCR, CPL, PDF, DOC(X)(M), XLS(X)(M)(B), PPT(X)(M), HWP (Hangul Korean), JTD (Ichitaro Japan), RFT, XPI, CRX (Chrome Plugin), EML (Email), MSG (Email), CHM, JS, JSE, VBS, VBE, LNK, JAR (Java), PS1 (Powershell), ZIP, 7Z, RAR, ZLIB, ASP(X), PNG, JPEG, GIF, HTML, HTM, XHTML, SHTML, APK (Android Application Package), MACH-O (Mac), DMG (Mac), APP (Mac), XAR (Safari Plugin), PKG on Windows Desktop, Android and macOS based operating systems. Joe Sandbox Ultimate includes a file type recognition engine which detects over 5000 different files.
Behavior reports in HTML, PDF, XML and JSON, dropped or downloaded files, memory dumps, strings, PCAP, screenshot, unpacked PE files and openIOC.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate uses a wide range of analysis technologies including dynamic, static as well as hybrid. Due to the use of several analysis techniques Joe Sandbox Ultimate discovers more behavior than other solutions.
Behavior signatures are tiny scripts to rate data Joe Sandbox Ultimate captures from the malware. Joe Sandbox Ultimate extracts system, network, memory, code and browser data. Joe Sandbox Ultimate includes a steady raising number of 2437+ signatures.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate supports VMware ESXi.
Windows 10 x64 and Windows 11 x64 with a system language spoken in Europe (German, French, English etc), Android 9 and 12, macOS Monterey and Ventura, Ubuntu 16.04 x64 and CentOS 7.5.
Joe Sandbox Ultimate runs on standard hardware with Linux as operating system (e.g. Ubuntu Server). For installation a single server is required. For analysis on macOS and additional Mac Mini or Mac Book.
Yes, Joe Sandbox Ultimate can be run without any connection to the Internet or our Cloud, however for the installation full Internet access it required. Also malware requiring Internet access won't execute successfully.