Modernize endpoint security: Eliminate AV

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Traditional antivirus (AV) is not the solution to preventing security breaches on the endpoint – it is the problem. AV is no longer effective at stopping today’s cyberthreats. Although AV satisfies many regulatory, governance and compliance requirements, it saddles organizations with hidden costs while providing little to no real security value. Case in point, despite the fact that traditional AV solutions “protect” nearly every endpoint and server in the world, security breaches are still on the rise. Organizations that choose to replace their traditional antivirus with more advanced technologies should select a security product that provides superior security value, not just in terms of monetary costs, but also in terms of its security effectiveness.

This document outlines 3 core reasons why traditional AV no longer offers organizations any meaningful security value. Looking beyond the tangible staffing, operational, and licensing and support costs, the document highlights some of the hidden costs associated with operating an antivirus system that may be intangible, difficult to quantify, or unquestioned due to precedence. The document outlines 5 security requirements that any AV replacement technology or product must meet in order to prevent security breaches on the endpoint.

The document concludeswith a discussion of how Palo Alto Networks® Traps™ advanced endpoint protection enables organizations to replace their legacy antivirus with the most effective, purpose-built, malware and exploit prevention methods to protect their endpoints from known and unknown threats.

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Palo Alto Networks
Feb 8, 2021
Sep 21, 2016
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