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Are anti-viruses still really up to their job (Part 2 of 2)

vistasecurity As we have seen earlier, the anti-virus current detection schemes are not bulletproof and tend to let threats get through for a number of days and sometimes weeks. From this bleak situation, we can legitimately ask ourselves whether anti-viruses still are the right answer to nowadays threats and if a more drastic approach is not to be envisaged, and if the security-mechanisms implemented in the modern Operating Systems do not make anti-virus products redundant, or even excess their performance. Ironically, anti-virus products were created to protect the weak Operating Systems and acted as its sole immunity system for a long time, but with the Operating Systems maturing and outgrowing their original weaknesses, what is the future of anti-virus products, especially in the corporate world?

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When the product life begins...

It is usual for companies investing massively in research and development to have a strict product information disclosure policy. For months, engineers work in a relative secret, without being able to tell anyone what they do… until the D-day arrives, when the product is officially announced, when the product life begins in the outside world…

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