Today’s IT environments differ drastically from those just a decade ago. Not only was malware static and easy to detect, IT departments ruled their data centers in near absolute fashion. Antivirus software, along with other perimeter defense solutions, no longer can guarantee protection from the seemingly countless types of malware infiltrating networks. According to Verizon’s “2015 Data Breach Investigations Report,” malware is part of the event chain in virtually every security incident.
When effectively integrated into the organization, antivirus and related solutions can repel malware at the gates and can protect organizations from inventive threat actors and sophisticated, rapidly mutating malware.