Monday, 16 August 2010

AV alone is not enough

According to an article on Help Net Security, AV vendors detect on average 19% of malware attacks, a recent study by Cyveillance claims that the most popular antivirus products detect less than 19% of new malware threats, and that rate increases only to to 61.7% after 30 days.

Top AV solutions take an average of 11.6 days to catch up to new malware. Since this does not include malware signatures undetected even after 30 days, users should not rely on the AV industry as their only line of defense.

The full report can be downloaded here (registration required).

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