A survey of the antivirus industry by Russia's leading expert

21 Nov 2005
Virus News

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, spyware, hacker attacks and spam, presents a new article: The Contemporary Antivirus Industry and its Problems by Eugene Kaspersky, Head of Antivirus Research at Kaspersky Lab. Describing the current state of the antivirus industry, he further explains why most antivirus products cannot guarantee detection of even 90% of malicious programs.

Presenting his point of view in an informal, accessible article, Eugene uses his extensive practical knowledge of the industry to analyze current issues in the information security field. He highlights the increasing criminalization of the cyber underground, which has become a serious threat over the past few years, helping readers to understand some of the issues faced by developers of antivirus solutions.

Eugene Kaspersky comments that, “The evolution of antivirus software into consumer products, combined with an explosive growth in the number of malicious programs, created new challenges for antivirus developers. Today, critical factors for success include service, speed of response to new malicious programs, and finding the right balance between performance and effective protection”.

He also stresses that antivirus technologies are continuing to evolve and new methods for combating malicious programs are being developed. But are these methods really effective when compared to traditional solutions? An objective discussion of the advantages and shortcomings of proactive protection gives a clear and definite answer to this question.

The Contemporary Antivirus Industry and its Problems is available at http://viruslist.com/en/analysis?pubid=174405517

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab (www.kaspersky.com) develops, produces and distributes secure content management solutions that protect customers from IT threats. Kaspersky Lab's products protect both home users and corporate networks from viruses, spyware, adware, Trojans, worms, hackers and spam. For many years now, the company has waged a battle against malicious programs, and in doing so has gained unique knowledge and skills that have resulted in Kaspersky Lab becoming a technology leader and acknowledged expert in the development of secure content management solutions. Today, Kaspersky Lab's products protect more than 200 million users worldwide and its technology is licensed by leading security vendors globally. To find out more about Kaspersky Lab, visit www.kaspersky.com.