Carbon Black bets on next-generation antivirus

Carbon Black is betting on next-generation antivirus technology by acquiring Confer to extend the capability and appeal of its endpoint protection offerings Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer meeting the security needs of organisations, with most looking to replace it with a more effective alternative, according to security firm Carbon Black. “We have seen a sea-change in the market, with more organisations wanting to invest in more effective next-generation antivirus (NGAV) systems, said Patrick Morley, president and CEO of Carbon Black. “Most organisations want to eliminate traditional AV so they can re-allocate their AV budgets to NGAV systems that have better detection rates, are easier to deploy, are easy to administer, and that provide context around what they are doing so that the security team knows how best to respond…


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