Anti Virus Is Dead, D-E-A-D, Dead!

Outgoing Gartner analyst Amrit Williams is leaving with a bang, boldly declaring that stand alone, signature based anti virus is dead.

Williams also argues that the stand alone anti spyware market is kaput too, "If it even existed!"

In a blog entry that will surely raise hackles in some quarters, Williams argues that signature-based AV isn't protecting anyone anymore and certainly wasn't providing any protection against spyware, rootkits and the other nastier threats that have popped up recently. Security Watch - Virus and Spyware - Anti-Virus Is Dead, D-E-A-D, Dead!

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 1st December 2006 11:57PM