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The best enterprise anti-virus protection may not be enough

14
Sep
2017
The best enterprise anti-virus protection may not be enough

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Traditional signature-based anti-virus is notoriously bad at stopping newer threats such as zero-day malware and ransomware, but it still has a place in the enterprise, experts say, as part of a multi-layer endpoint security protection strategy.

According to a survey of this year’s Black Hat attendees, 73 percent think that traditional anti-virus is irrelevant or obsolete. “The perception of the blocking or protection capabilities of anti-virus has certainly declined,” says Mike Spanbauer, vice president of strategy and research at NSS Labs, Inc.

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