Every year, thousands of attacks are successfully perpetrated
against organizations of all sizes. Yet many of the victims had
endpoint protection solutions in place. In fact, the adoption of
antivirus (AV) is virtually universal, so why are so many attacks
succeeding? In most cases, attackers expect their targets to be
running some form of protection and have adapted their tools,
techniques and procedures (TTPs) to evade detection.
From sophisticated morphism and obfuscation of malware, to
malicious usage of legitimate applications or simple credential
theft, opportunities to bypass traditional protection abound.
Conventional antivirus, which focuses primarily on detecting
and preventing known malware, is ill-equipped to handle this
new generation of rapidly evolving threats. Consequently, an
increasing number of organizations are looking for solutions that
can effectively handle these emerging challenges. However, with
so many options and buzzwords and so much hype, finding the
right solution is a daunting task.
CrowdStrike has written this guide to help security professionals
who are considering replacing their current AV and/or endpoint
protection solutions. The goal is to clarify and simplify the
decision-making process by focusing on the critical information
you need to make an informed decision. This guide analyzes the
most important elements to consider when replacing a current
solution, including how to plan for the replacement and how to
choose the best solution for your organization. It then examines
the unique advantages of CrowdStrike’s endpoint protection as
a next-generation solution to replace your existing AV.