Malware is at such high levels (more than 60 million
unique samples per year) that protecting an endpoint with
traditional antivirus software, has become futile. More than
100,000 new types of malware are now released every
day, and antivirus vendors are racing to add new protection
features to try to keep their protection levels up.
But new features need even more CPU and RAM resources,
which reduces performance and usability to even more
unacceptable levels. The torrent of new malware is also
forcing antivirus vendors to continually update their
signature/protection files, with more than 5MB of updates
per day being commonplace.
The underlying problem is that even with all these “advances,”
not every new malware exploits are detected, and machines
are becoming infected. Simply put, protection using traditional
malware detection techniques is no longer adequate.
So many unknown infections are being distributed by cybercriminals
that everyone is at risk.