Is Antivirus Becoming Obsolete?

edited October 2012 in CRN Community

imageIs Antivirus Becoming Obsolete?

The rapid growth of virus signatures is outscaling the ability of AV products to catch malware. Industry experts weigh-in on the relative value of antivirus.

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  • This article admittedly is focusing on just one component of antivirus packages. He really should be saying antimalware, since there is a strict definition in the security community for viruses. Companies and their antivirus SW can usually react quickly to close variants of a virus. THe article should also have gone into mat least a little detail about how AV/antimalware vendors are making use of the cloud, heuristics, and sandboxing, among other techniques to help stop malware. Craig Kensek
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