Antimalware companies have for some time used machine learning and big data analysis to detect and disrupt malware. For example, the Microsoft Malware Protection Center’s (MMPC) machine learning systems analyze more than 30 million different file samples each month to help researchers spot new malware.

But to move from disruption to eradication, the antimalware ecosystem must work with new types of partners in different ways. Dennis Batchelder, MMPC Partner Group Program Manager, provides an update on a proposal to create a “sandbox” where security experts can work together toward this goal.