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!
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