Traditional antivirus software is no longer effective against the increasingly sophisticated cyber threats such as script-based, fileless, and multi-vector attacks companies and organizations face. Today’s attackers know where to find gaps and weaknesses in networks and exploit them easily. They have learnt how to bypass traditional antivirus software using developed tools that launch and leverage:
- Memory-based attacks
- Remote logins
- Macro-based attacks
- PowerShell scripting language
Traditional antivirus software solutions focus on signature file- and definition-based threats, so they remain ineffective in detecting modern threats that don’t introduce new files to the network or system.
However, NGAV software focuses on events – processes, applications, files, and network connection – to see the relations between different actions and event streams. Analyzing event streams helps identify malicious behavior, intent, and activities and block them.