For years in North America there was only one question you'd ask yourself when it was time to buy antivirus software for your Windows PC: Do I want Norton or McAfee? There are far more choices these days (see our complete antivirus roundup for proof), but Norton and McAfee remain two of the top options under consideration today. To answer the question of how these two American heavyweights compare today, we evaluate the nuts and bolts of each one's premium suite: McAfee Total Protection and Norton Security Premium. Both applications look nice enough and are relatively easy to understand. McAfee opted for a design with a left rail for navigation and an additional menu at the top of the window.
I thought I knew simplified when it came to antivirus, but then I saw Vipre Advanced Security. Created by a top-rated security company, VAS offers a stripped-down security suite for home users. That's not to say VAS skimps on protection, and there are even a few extras despite its simplistic interface. But Vipre is focused primarily on securing your PC. In a very real sense it's like the old-school security suites of the '90s: Protect your PC, everything else is noise.
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2016) - SentinelOne, the company transforming endpoint security by delivering real-time protection powered by machine learning and dynamic behavior analysis, today announced that it was recognized as an Innovator in the Data Protection category in SC Magazine's December 2016 Reboot issue. The company's next-generation Endpoint Protection Platform was recognized for its innovative threat detection technology and groundbreaking product guarantee against ransomware. SC Magazine's Innovator designation recognizes cybersecurity companies that have shown extraordinary innovation in the last year, not just in their technology but in their approach to the market as well. Traditional, signature-based antivirus solutions are ineffective against today's threats. A recent SentinelOne survey showed that 50 percent of American companies have responded to a ransomware campaign in the last year resulting in more than half of organizations losing faith in traditional cybersecurity products and solutions.
Barracuda has announced the introduction of Advanced Bot Protection. Advanced Bot Protection uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help customers defend against the latest automated threats. It is available for both the Barracuda WAF-as-a-Service and Web Application Firewall platforms. Web applications are the number one attack vector for hacks resulting in breaches, according to the 2019 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, and malicious bots pose a significant threat to application security. Bots have evolved from using simple scripts to using sophisticated tactics such as headless browsers and machine learning to break through traditional application security defenses.
Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Invincea, a visionary provider of next-generation malware protection. Invincea's endpoint security portfolio is designed to detect and prevent unknown malware and sophisticated attacks via its patented deep learning neural-network algorithms. It has been consistently ranked as among the best performing machine learning, signature-less next-generation endpoint technologies in third-party testing and rated highly both for high detection and low false-positive rates. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., Invincea was founded by chief executive officer Anup Ghosh to address the rapidly growing zero-day security threat from nation states, cyber criminals and rogue actors. Invincea's flagship product X by Invincea uses deep learning neural networks and behavioral monitoring to detect previously unseen malware and stops attacks before damage occurs.