Antivirus (AV)

Antivirus (AV) software and hardware, more commonly referred to now as anti-malware, is a component of Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which protects networks, hosts, servers, email and web traffic from Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).

Preventing advanced threats from reaching their targets requires a layered defence strategy. Software, virtualised or physical appliances can be located a strategic points (access perimiter aggregation points, core, local hosts) in the network. At each ATP instance, multi-layered defence pre-filters possible threats by using increasingly sophisticated analysis, to optimise efficiency and ensure rapid response to any type of attack without compromising network performance or security policies. These layers may include machine learning, Advanced Threat Signatures, heuristic and behavioural analysis, static code anaysis, and finally, CPU-emulation sandboxing.

Any true ATP solution will leverage a global threat intelligence, ingesting, uploading and sharing new threat information from deployed instances in real time.

  • Barracuda – AV

    by Barracuda

    Barracuda’s multi-layered Avanced Threat Protection solution leverages the Barracuda Global Threat Intelligence Network (GTIN) that ingests vast amounts of diverse threat information from more than fifty million collection points around the world.┬áThese include more than 250,000 deployed Barracuda endpoints; honeypots, or decoys intended to attract the attention of threat actors and criminals; autonomous crawlers, bots that travel the internet actively seeking out new threats; third-party malware submissions; and analysis by Barracuda Labs.

  • Symantec – AV

    by Symantec

    Symantec’s multi-layered Avanced Threat Protection solution leverages the Symantec Global Intelligence Network (GIN). By applying artificial intelligence to analyse over 3.7 billion lines of telemetry, Symantec offers the broadest and deepest set of threat intelligence in the industry. This level of visibility across endpoint, email, and web traffic allows Symantec to discover and block advanced targeted attacks that would otherwise go undetected.

    The Symantec Global Intelligence Network protects ATP instances with: 1,000 analysts in nine global SOC centers around the world, providing 24x7x365 response; 175,000,000 endpoints and 50 million consumer users secures; and 8 billion security requests processed across products daily.

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    Matt Williams - IT Business Delivery Manager,
    UK Bus, FirstGroup PLC