Gartner Research

How to Build an Effective Malware Protection Architecture

Published: 13 November 2018

ID: G00366440

Analyst(s): Mario de Boer


Malware protection requires a careful balance between multiple processes and technologies across networks and endpoints. Technical professionals can use the capability maturity model in this guidance to assess the maturity of their malware architecture and to plan for improvements.

Table Of Contents

Problem Statement

The Gartner Approach

The Guidance Framework

  • 1. Assess Your Current Malware Protection Architecture Maturity
  • 2. Set Objective Malware Protection Maturity Level
    • Malware Threat Assessments
    • Recommended Minimum Maturity Objectives
  • 3. Implement Improvements to Reach Objective
    • Level 1: Ad Hoc
    • Level 2: Basic
    • Level 3: Managed
    • Level 4: Controlled
    • Level 5: Avoiding

Risks and Pitfalls

The Details

  • Capability Maturity Model: A Detailed Definition

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