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Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead.

  • 1.  Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead.

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Oct 13, 2014 01:49 AM

    Hi All,

    Even though SEP is the leading product of Symantec and people know symantec from Antivirus.Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead. What is your thoughts on this. 

    Please share your thoughts.



  • 2.  RE: Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead.

    Posted Nov 20, 2014 10:39 AM

    Nice one...

  • 3.  RE: Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead.

    Posted Nov 21, 2014 05:13 AM

    Hi Samir,

    You're about six months late to this discussion.  &: )  The point that Brian Dye (former Senior Vice President of Information Security) was making is that "antivirus ALONE is not enough to defend against today's threats." He's 100% correct, there.  Here's a good thread on the topic:


    And here's a video which demonstrates that other components of SEP's suite detect and remediate threats that AV alone cannot.

    Blocked by Symantec Endpoint Protection

    The new Advanced Threat Protection product, which is expected to be available next year, also takes security far beyond traditional AntiVirus.  SEP can interact with this to help admins see the bigger picture.  Defintiely something to look forward to!

    Symantec Unveils New Advanced Threat Protection



    Please update the thread with word on whether or not this has answered your question?

    With thanks and best regards,