What is the value of superior detection rate? Does it really matter if your security software, your goal keeper, blocks close to 100% or close to 90% of malware attacks?
A simple answer – yes!
On average, one out of ten new zero-day malware attacks succeed as the detection software cannot anticipate the upcoming hits to the goal. The accrued costs to the company of all the related work and possible data loss are huge.
Let’s play with the numbers a bit:
80 malware that hit the goal will mean a lot of money. Both the external and internal costs can be significant. Internally, the detection, recovery, investigation etc will take a lot of time from your security officers and affected employees. However, the external repercussions can be even more staggering. Or how would you value information loss, business disruption, or revenue loss?
Neither can you sit back and relax thinking that you or your company are too small and insignificant for the attackers to target you. The game is on every day and regardless of the opponent. 79% of malware attacks are opportunity based. This means that anyone can be a target, it is just a question of who is the easiest one. The team with a weak or average goal keeper is a much easier to win over than the one with a superior goal keeper.
Malware is constantly evolving, with new tricks and features, just like the players on the field come up with new tactics to win the game. It is the popular software that is most often targeted, both based on known vulnerabilities and with new threats. So today, it is just as critical to be able to identify the clean, non-malicious software to be able to focus attention on the harmful attacks as it is for the goal keeper in the game to see the whole field to anticipate the next attack.
Think then: what if you had a super goal keeper that blocks even new or emerging malware attacks by anticipating the moves of the opponent and by having eyes even in the back?
DeepGuard detection technology is just like such a goal keeper. Continuously, DeepGuard technology is at the top of detection rate studies. The multi-layered protection is your winning team with a super goalie and the best defense team. This means that you and your business can be safe and secure in the knowledge that your goalie foresees and prevents the attacks, keeping your goal clean.
After F-Secure principal security consultant Tom Van de Wiele stepped into the #CyberSauna for the second episode of…
January 19, 2018