Antivirus has a firm grip on endpoint machines for years to come and traditional endpoint security vendors have been building in behavioral analysis and other capabilities to bolster signature-based detection capabilities. A new breed of antimalware vendors is emerging. Some platforms are built on a crowdsourcing model where subscribers are given immediate access when a suspicious threat is detected. Other platforms use even more technical analysis engines to scan and monitor system processes to discover malicious files that may be mimicking normal processes, like a left mouse click.
CRN identified 10 emerging or innovative malware detection and analysis vendors. For now, the emerging technologies are being seen as yet another layer of protection, but over time security experts say traditional antivirus is likely to fade away into the distant past.