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

    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. These include more than 250,000 deployed Barracuda endpoints; honeypots, or decoys intended to attract the attention of threat actors and criminals; autonomous crawlers, bots […]

    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. These 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.

  • Ivanti Traffic Manager fitted effortlessly into our web infrastructure and we are already seeing the benefits. One key advantage is the GUI which provides instant visibility of any problems.

    Mark Neilson – Infrastructure Manager,
    Newport City Council