Antivirus and malware solutions have always had to play "keep up" with viruses, worms, trojans, and other malicious code - until now. CWPS has partnered with Cylance to offer CylancePROTECT, a next-generation antivirus platform that leverages machine learning and algorithmic science to better secure IT infrastructures from new and incoming threats. CylancePROTECT is an innovative, revolutionary solution that learns through pattern recognition, identifying and dealing with never-before-encountered system vulnerabilities.
Protection Against a Constantly-Shifting Enemy
Conventional antivirus software operates by identifying known vulnerabilities and exploits. As new exploits are discovered, they are loaded into a consolidated database. The antivirus solution looks for markers which indicate that these exploits may be active on a computer system. As viruses, worms, trojans, and other exploits evolve, the antivirus database must be continually updated to keep up. And if an exploit isn't discovered, there's very little that the conventional antivirus solution can do to protect your system.
Enter the next generation anti-virus solution. These work to protect companies through pattern recognition. Rather than identifying previously known viruses and malicious programs, next generation solutions identify patterns of activity that indicate that a malicious program may be attempting to attack a system. Traffic is analyzed and data is mined to keep a log of any suspicious activity, thereby improving audit procedures, while IT and network administrators are notified of any potential breaches or attack attempts.
Distinguishing the Next Generation from the Old Generation
Heuristic learning is the most significant benefit of next generation antivirus solutions, but it isn't the only distinguishing factor between next generation and older, more conventional antivirus technology. Next generation antivirus solutions include many other improvements, such as:
- No reliance on daily updates. Modern antivirus solutions have to be updated on a daily basis to keep abreast of new vulnerabilities. However, these updates can create new issues and vulnerabilities, and if the system isn't updated regularly, it won't function properly. Next generation antivirus solutions do not need to be regularly updated: their learning and analysis programming is built-in.
- Better system performance. CylancePROTECT takes up less than 1% of CPU resources under typical use and with the recommended system specifications. Traditionally, antivirus and firewall solutions have been "heavyweight" and have slowed down systems considerably, reducing overall performance and efficiency.
- Static code analysis. Rather than looking at what a program is doing and trying to isolate certain behaviors, a next generation solution such as CylancePROTECT can analyze code before execution, determining whether it is a malicious program before it ever has time to affect a system.
CylancePROTECT is a best-in-class next generation antivirus solution that are vastly superior to conventional antivirus systems.