Out with the Old, In with the New: Replacing Traditional Antivirus

by Barbara Filkins
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute Detection & Response clients and endpoints firewalls & perimeter protection

Research over the past 10 years indicates that traditional antivirus products are rarely successful in detecting smart malware, unknown malware and malware-less attacks. This doesn’t mean that antivirus is “dead.” Instead, antivirus is growing up. Today, organizations look to spend their antivirus budget on replacing current solutions with next-generation antivirus (NGAV) platforms that can stop modern attacks. This paper provides a guide to evaluating NGAV solutions.