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Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead.

  • 1.  Symantec CEO says antivirus is dead.

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10-13-2014 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.

     

    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303417104579542140235850578



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

    Posted 11-20-2014 10:39 AM

    Nice one...



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

    Posted 11-21-2014 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:

    https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/symantec-dropping-antivirus

    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
    http://www.symantec.com/about/news/release/article.jsp?prid=20140505_01

     

     

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

    With thanks and best regards,

    Mick