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A sandbox is a testing environment that isolates untested or unknown code. Sandboxing protects operational systems and their data from unknown code that may have arrived on the network from unknown external sources. It can provide threat intelligence by analyzing code behavior, and can for example be used in conjunction with rogue executables captured in a honeypot or for testing an unknown VM image.
Figure 1 – An example of a sandbox being used to test an unknown VM instance.