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Avecto: Sandboxing, not antivirus, the top priority for security professionals

Washington, June 8 – Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit – Sandboxing has come to the top of a global survey as the most effective defense strategy against malware, as security leaders wake up to proactive measures.

Endpoint security company Avecto surveyed more than 200 professionals at global security shows and found that holistically securing an organization’s endpoint is a key priority, with sandboxing a standout winner.

The survey found that 92% of respondents see sandboxing as an effective method to counter attacks. Respondents also cited sandboxing as the most effective way to mitigate against Internet-borne malware (46%). Sandboxing is closely followed by patch management (38%) and application control (30%). The speed at which sandboxing is climbing the priority list was also evident in the research findings, with 47% citing sandboxing as a priority over the next 12 months.

Paul Kenyon, executive vice president at Avecto said, “It’s common knowledge that the Internet is fundamental to today’s workforce, but given the current threat landscape, security professionals cannot simply rely on reactive defenses like antivirus. Proactivity is absolutely essential, which is why sandboxing is such an important solution.

“Following the launch of Defendpoint’s sandboxing module, we’ve witnessed phenomenal interest both in the market and among the analyst community. No one else has the same combination of technologies in one single suite, a fact supported by Gartner analyst Neil MacDonald, and we’re seeing orders and inquiries flying in thick and fast. An increasing number of organizations are turning to our layered defense in depth approach, with a crucial focus on mitigating web-borne malware. The success we’ve had so far with Defendpoint is testament to its unique and innovative approach to endpoint security, providing a simple yet extremely effective solution.”

Avecto’s Defendpoint security solution is an integrated endpoint security suite for proactive defense in depth. An industry first, it uniquely combines the technologies of privilege management, application control and sandboxing – emerging as one of the most critical elements in the security – to protect the operating system (OS), software environment and user data from unknown threats. Defendpoint’s sandboxing module complements patching and anti-malware strategies, adding a vital last line of defense against attacks that originate online while keeping users free to safely use the Internet.

For more information on top security threats, challenges and effective solutions in 2015, download Avecto’s Security Snapshot infographic.

Avecto is showcasing Defendpoint at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit in Washington, June 8-11. For a demo of Defendpoint and to learn more about sandboxing, please visit booth #147 or contact Erica Frank at [email protected]

About Avecto
Avecto is an innovative technology business specializing in endpoint security. The company’s revolutionary Defendpoint software ensures security defense in depth while empowering users to work freely. This mantra of security + freedom underpins Avecto’s philosophy to unite IT departments and their end users. Avecto’s experience is proven, with implementations of over five million endpoints at many of the world’s most recognizable brands, from the largest banks and most highly regulated government organizations to multichannel retailers and F1 teams. Attention to detail is paramount, with a team of qualified and experienced technology consultants on hand to guide clients through a robust implementation methodology. This consultative approach provides clients with a clearly mapped journey against measurable objectives to ensure project success. Avecto has placed in the top four of the Deloitte Fast 50 for the last two consecutive years, making it one of the UK’s fastest growing software companies, winning global accolades for quality and innovation.

Neil MacDonald twitter post taken from 02-27-14.



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