Capabilities and Limitations of Enterprise Antimalware Suites

Standalone antivirus products have matured to encompass a variety of tools for securing endpoints in an enterprise setting. As the threats associated with malicious software increase in sophistication, so do the capabilities of antimalware tools. Understanding the capabilities and limitations of components that form such a suite is critical to selecting the right product and deriving value from it.

My recent article for the Information Security Magazine explains what components are typically incorporated into enterprise antimalware suites, discussing the following:

  • Traditional antivirus protection
  • Capabilities for spyware and rootkit protection
  • Host firewall and intrusion prevention
  • Securing the web browser
  • Safeguarding email communications
  • Cloud aspects of antimalware suites
  • Centralized management capabilities
  • Deployment considerations

Read the full article to understand what to expect from a modern antimalware suite in an enterprise setting. If you’re not a member of the SearchSecurity website, you can scroll past the initial footer of the page to read the full article.

Lenny Zeltser


About the Author

Lenny Zeltser develops teams, products, and programs that use information security to achieve business results. Over the past two decades, Lenny has been leading efforts to establish resilient security practices and solve hard security problems. As a respected author and speaker, he has been advancing cybersecurity tradecraft and contributing to the community. His insights build upon 20 years of real-world experiences, a Computer Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from MIT Sloan.

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