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Security Companies Not Performing Enough; M86

Chief executive of M86 Security, John Vigouroux says that security firms by not telling the truth regarding the total volume of malicious software their solutions are capable of blocking, are deceiving the IT sectors worldwide. ITPro published this on July 15, 2011.

Criticizing his competing firms, the CEO asserted that they weren't performing sufficiently towards addressing newly-developed threats and therefore weren't safeguarding their customers enough.

He stated that when he participated in an RSA panel of security CEOs, each of the other CEOs said that if anyone availed his service, that person would be secured. Vigouroux described their claims as a crock and continued that whereas there was a 40% growth in the security sector during the past 4-yrs, the cyber-crime sector had spiked some 400% during the identical period. CBR published this on July 15, 2011.

Vigouroux commented that the sector was clearly performing a miserable task and that simultaneously security firms like Symantec, Sophos and McAfee were trumpeting their horns saying that anybody using them would be safe. Actually they weren't doing so well, and the sector overall was being erroneous, he added.

Basically, the signature detection that most security firms globally utilized with respect to malware was innately faulty. Vigouroux explained that considering the enormous rate of increase in malware development and over-and-above the 92% rate of malware installation simply by visiting online sites during drive-by download assaults, the problem was grave.

Same could be said vis-à-vis anti-virus, he stated. When anti-virus worked, it first involved an end-user discovering a virus that was identified, sent to an anti-malware vendor, which developed a signature, followed with transmitting it to clients for downloading it. Nonetheless, it wasn't working that way. Conventional security solutions had a problem. They depended on databases along with signatures; they couldn't maintain pace with 0-day attacks since their capability was restricted to stop whatever inflicted their databases, Vigouroux explained. CBR published this.

Conclusively, Vigouroux stated that other security players weren't handling the latest malicious software issue since it was expected that they'd assure 99% protection from familiar malware, while the sector didn't intend realizing the trouble.

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