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The Real Value of a Non-Signature-Based Anti-Malware Solution to Your Organization

Published: 22 September 2016

ID: G00308947

Analyst(s): Peter Firstbrook , Eric Ouellet


New nonsignature approaches to malware prevention will reduce the odds of malware infections and successful targeted attacks, but CISOs must consider the impacts of a rapidly shifting market and opportunity costs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Make Tactical Investments in Nonsignature Malware Protection
  • Ensure That Existing Hardening Tools Are Fully Utilized and Incumbent EPP Solutions Are Upgraded
  • Look for Solutions That Match Organizational Resources and Attitudes to Security
  • Carefully Consider the Trade-Offs Between New Solutions and New Security Operations Staff When Budget Is a Critical Decision Factor
  • Focus on Endpoint Security First, and Layer Network Security to Protect Nonstandard Endpoints
  • Demand a Roadmap
  • Consider the Role of Non-Signature-Based Approaches in Server Environments

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