misuse is best accomplished by employing defense- in-depth; the use of several security products to mitigate seams in protection between them.
To earn ICSA Labs' certification, anti-virus
products must accurately detect at least 92% of viruses on the Extended WildList, 100% of viruses on the WildList and 90% of viruses on its malware collection.
Faronics recommends a layered security strategy, combining Faronics Anti-Virus
with the instant system restore solution Deep Freeze and Faronics Anti-Executable, an application whitelisting product.
"However, we want to make sure that users understand the Vista operating system's limitations, and caution them that Microsoft's default malware blocking application and anti-virus
programs may not fully protect them.
* Use up-to-date spam filters, anti-virus
and anti-spyware software, and firewalls to protect your computer.
"This new anti-virus
administration software enables us to remotely update the Kaspersky anti-virus
software being used by any of our network clients who are employing either a Windows or Linux platform," explained Stephen Calvert, Clear's development director.
Finnish telecomms solutions provider Nokia announced on Friday (10 February) that the Finnish software security company F-Secure Corporation's F-Secure Mobile Anti-Virus
would be available through Nokia.
Can an exploration of the evolution of the anti-virus
software category provide us with insight into "the next anti-virus
The new virus has also hit some computers where subscribers had already signed up last week to the new high security Eircom email anti-virus
Clint Kreitner, president and chief executive officer of the Center for Internet Security, a nonprofit group dedicated to helping global organizations effectively manage the risks related to information security, believes there are four aids companies can use to establish a basic level of security protection: personal firewalls, anti-virus
software, properly configured technical controls and up-to-date patching.
Network Associates Inc said this week that it has renamed its Anti-Virus
Emergency Response Team as the Anti-virus
and Vulnerability Emergency Response Team, to reflect the fact that it has merged two sets of researchers together.
Following the Blaster Worm, which could even infect PCs with anti-virus
software, home users should consider personal firewalls as these close your ports automatically so no inbound attack can get through.