Dell: Signature-based detection must give way to machine learning

Dell is hoping to close the book once and for all on signature-based detection and usher in a new approach to advanced threat protection that utilizes machine learning.While signature-based detection is commonly used in many antivirus and antimalware products, the technology giant this year has rolled out two new offerings — Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise and Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for small businesses — that incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence technology from advanced threat protection startup Cylance. With its renewed focus on endpoint security, Dell seeks to leave behind the signature-based antivirus/antimalware model of old and embrace machine learning and artificial intelligence. Brett Hansen, executive director of data security solutions at Dell, spoke with SearchSecurity about the Cylance partnership and the potential of…


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