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Why Your Traditional Antivirus Software is No Longer Enough to Keep Your Networks and Devices Safe

Updated: Jan 4

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Keep Your Networks and Devices Safe

In today's digital age, we rely heavily on technology to conduct various activities. From mobile phones, computers, and smart home devices, we store a vast amount of information online. As our reliance on technology continues to grow, so too do the threats that come with it. This is why we have antivirus software installed on our devices and networks to keep us safe. However, as technology advances, so do the methods used by hackers. In this blog post, we'll take a look at why traditional antivirus software is no longer enough to keep your networks and devices secure, and what you can do about it.

Traditional Antivirus software can only protect against known signatures

The majority of traditional antivirus or security applications are outstanding at protecting you against known viruses. However, what happens when new viruses are released and exploited on day one, before developers or security companies even know about the exploit? These events are known as zero-day events, and in order for an antivirus or security company to stop them, they must first identify the threat and create a block for it once identified.

Software Patches always come but sometimes too late

Software providers like Google, Apple, and Microsoft often develop patches, but again, by the time the hack or exploit has been discovered, it is often too late for some. Zero-day events describe flaws in software that hackers were recently able to discover and exploit. The term "zero-day" refers to the fact that the vendor or developer has just become aware of the flaw and therefore have “zero days” to fix it.


AI can help before a threat is discovered and using XDR

But fear not, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now at your service. Companies like Sentinel are developing eXtended Detection and Response (XDR). This is crucial for all types of systems, including smartphones, video game consoles, and cybersecurity. In recent years, XDR has gained popularity and has been used successfully as the latest buzzword in cybersecurity.


Proactive system comparing to known patterns to block Zero Day attacks

Simply put, don't wait for your antivirus software to locate and block the threat; nip it in the bud before the threat is discovered with AI. With XDR, the system is proactive; it assesses situations and compares them to known patterns, making it easier to identity and block zero-day attacks. It works in real-time, which means potential threats are stopped and eradicated before it can cause any damage. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. XDR doesn't just protect against known threats but is also capable of identifying patterns in activity that could lead to something more nefarious.


It only takes one click for a security breach, Keep Your Networks and Devices Safe

In conclusion, traditional antivirus software is no longer sufficient to protect your systems from the latest cybersecurity threats. Companies now require Artificial Intelligence technology such as XDR to manage and mitigate zero-day attacks continually. Proactive solutions such as XDR are game-changers in cybersecurity, and it's time to start thinking about the action that will take us to the next level of cybersecurity. By being proactive about our cybersecurity measures, we can protect our networks, devices, and valuable information safely. Remember, you're only one click away from a security breach, so stay ahead of the game and invest in AI-driven applications like XDR to safeguard your networks and data.

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