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Why Traditional Anti-Malware Solutions Are No Longer Enough

Security used to be a straightforward matter. Email was the primary attack vector and simply installing an anti-virus product and exercising caution when opening attachments mitigated the majority of threats. When a system did become infected, the consequences were not usually particularly dire; inconvenience and data loss were the most likely consequences. But times have changed. The Web has become the attack vector of choice and today’s threats are rapidly evolving, stealthy and almost always motivated by profit.

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The security landscape has changed markedly during recent years. Organized criminal gangs realized that there was money to be made, which led to the creation of an underground economy in which criminals can buy and sell both data and the programs that are used to steal that data. Consequently, there has been an exponential increase in both the number of attacks and the number of compromised systems. And security threats have also become increasingly complex and interlinked.





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