Signature-based AV a relic?
In an era when businesses are scrambling to defend against sophisticated advanced persistent threats (APT), signature-based anti-virus may seem like a relic. But traditional anti-virus companies are changing with the times, delivering defense-in-depth for a BYOD world. In this review, we looked at products from seven of the original anti-virus vendors: AVG, ESET, Kaspersky, McAfee, Symantec, Panda Software and Trend Micro. We found that these companies have added a slew of new features, including privacy scanners, social media link monitoring, behavioral analysis, tune-up software and anti-phishing protection.