Endpoint experts discuss the evolution of AV and its shift from stand-alone product to a feature in broader security tools.
The endpoint security evolution is underway. Antivirus (AV) isn’t dead, but its nature is changing as enterprise threats become faster, more widespread, and more complex.
“Antivirus has become, to me, more of a specific feature or age moniker than a type of product intrinsically,” says Mike Spanbauer, vice president of research strategy at NSS Labs. Vendors that established the AV space – McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab – have spent the past decade enhancing their platforms with new capabilities, he explains.