From Brain to Flame, Myths, Facts, and the Future - Part 1: Antivirus Evolution and Technology Adoption

Report Overview

“Antivirus is dead!” has been the marketing cry of vendors wishing to displace antivirus (AV) technology with their “superior” comprehensive products. It’s true, purely signature-based AV scanners are extinct; however, AV is constantly evolving. The future can be predicted through knowledge of the past. This first brief in a two-part series on AV studies its evolution from the Brain virus to the Flame worm, from single threat remediation to modern day suites of technologies that contain industry-developed technology and protection mechanisms adopted from other security sectors. Download this brief for a look at AV from its roots to present day.

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