Devices that easily access confidential information are prime targets for malware writers. Endpoint devices include: PCs, laptops, tablets, smart phones, flash drives, external storage drives, point of sale (POS) devices, bar code readers. A common method to installing malware into a device is through the USB port, memory card slot, or CD/DVD reader. Though corporate security practices are common, people still need protected devices from these entry points.
Malware writers try to hide malware by using file compressors or packers to change malware code. Compression utility programs shrink your file to make it smaller. However, these software programs can alter the malicious code be disassembling the information and repacking them to make the file size smaller, thus circumventing antimalware programs. With over 2000 packer variations, you need an antivirus solution that can open these packed files to examine for malicious code.
The dramatic growth in mobility with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) concept has organizations scrambling for a solution that can prevent malware from stealing sensitive company information. The pressing for advanced malware detection and mobile application information that could compromise a mobile device is needed now more than ever.
A three-layered security model is used to protect users from advanced malware threats. The first layer uses URL filtering, antispam, antiphishing, online threat detection to identify malware before it gets to the device. The second layer uses heuristics, emulation, and generic signatures to identify malware that has not been seen. The third layer monitors the behavior of the file and flags them if they start to behave badly.
Your endpoint protection should not go away after the file has been scanned. With Bitdefender’s Active Virus Control, files are always monitored for malicious behavior. If a file is behaving badly, it can be flagged and quarantined to make sure it is does not cause any harm to your device or send confidential information to cyber criminals.
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