Lumension Uncovers the True Cost of Traditional Anti-Virus Solutions

March 30, 2011

Webcast will discuss how traditional anti-virus simply cannot keep up with malware and why a layered approach that includes application whitelisting is more effective strategy.

Scottsdale, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) March 28, 2011

Today, as more than 2 million new malware signatures are identified each month and more organizations are falling prey to “zero-day” attacks, it’s no surprise that roughly half of the organizations surveyed in a 2011 State of Endpoint Risk study by the Ponemon Institute and commissioned by Lumension® reported an increase in their IT operating expenses – a main driver of that cost increase was malware. Lumension, the global leader in endpoint management and security, will sponsor a webcast with SC Magazine to discuss how traditional anti-virus simply can’t keep up in the never-ending malware arms race and its costing businesses money.

Specifically, Paul Henry, security and forensics expert at Lumension along with Chris Merritt, Director of Solution Marketing will explore:

  •     The true cost of anti-virus in terms of PC performance, network bandwidth, IT helpdesk calls, prevention of malware and more;
  •     How application whitelisting has evolved to provide a new level of intelligence that delivers more effective security and necessary flexibility to improve productivity – in even rapidly changing endpoint environments and;
  •     Why a layered approach that includes application control is a better approach to defend against rising targeted and zero-day attacks.

“If you want to solve your malware issue, stop relying on traditional AV as a standalone defense. The only viable solution in today’s threat environment is the layered use of whitelisting and application control,” said Henry. “This approach only allows code that is administratively permitted and proven to be trusted to execute within our environments. It’s not rocket science: AV cannot keep up with malware signatures no matter where they store the database nor can it prevent zero day attacks. Whitelisting blocks malware without needing any malware signature.”

The webcast will take place on Tuesday, April 5 from 2:00 p.m. ““ 3:00 p.m. EST. Register for the webcast: “The True Cost of AV: How to Ensure More Effective and Efficient Endpoint Security.”

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About Lumension Security, Inc.

Lumension Security, Inc., a global leader in endpoint management and security, develops, integrates and markets security software solutions that help businesses protect their vital information and manage critical risk across network and endpoint assets. Lumension enables more than 5,100 customers worldwide to achieve optimal security and IT success by delivering a proven and award-winning solution portfolio that includes Vulnerability Management, Endpoint Protection, Data Protection, Antivirus and Reporting and Compliance offerings. Lumension is known for providing world-class customer support and services 24×7, 365 days a year. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Lumension has operations worldwide, including Virginia, Texas, Utah, Florida, Ireland, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Singapore. Lumension: IT Secured. Success Optimized.â“¢ More information can be found at lumension.com.

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