SMBs: 3 Signs It’s Finally Time to Replace Your AntiVirus

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Antivirus has been a foundational element of protecting endpoints at small and medium-sized businesses for going on three decades. During that time, the threat landscape has changed dramatically. Thanks to the proliferation and commodification of sophisticated hacking tools, SMBs are now seeing the types of attacks formerly leveled almost exclusively at governments and large enterprises.

These new attacks — and the inability of antivirus to block them — have eroded organizations’ trust in their existing solutions. According to a recent survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute, less than a third believe their antivirus can stop the threats they are seeing.

As a result, organizations are exploring their options. One third of respondents to the Ponemon survey reported they had replaced their antivirus with a competitor’s offering or a next-generation endpoint protection solution in the past 12 months. 50 percent confirmed they had kept their antivirus but supplemented it with additional solutions designed to provide better protection and/or detection and response capabilities.

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