Most of us know by now that traditional anti-virus doesn’t work, or at least doesn’t work well enough to be the sole line of defense against potential endpoint exploits. Last year Symantec SVP Brian Dye told the WSJ that traditional AV only catches 45% of malware, and many security professionals think the number is even lower. These days, most enterprises need more, or at least want an endpoint product that can actual prevent zero-day infections and exploits from happening and be more proactive.
We looked at two relatively new protective products, Carbon Black (now owned by Bit9, with a screen shot shown above) and Cylance Protect (with a screenshot of its threat analysis shown below). Both are designed to approach securing your endpoints from a different and more complete perspective. To be effective, a modern endpoint security tool needs to be both a gatherer and a hunter: being able to find a needle in the proverbial haystack, when you don’t even know what the needle looks like. That is where this new breed of tools comes into play.
You can read the review published today here.