As cloud-based computing takes off in 2011, it’s becoming increasingly important for security software makers to develop solutions that can handle the growing number of new threats and malware variants in the cloud.
According to the article, “Cloud-based Computing Security Requires Adapting,” as traditional antivirus becomes ineffective against malware attacks that exploit weaknesses in signatures, signature-based technologies alone can no longer adequately protect endpoints. While Gartner’s Neil MacDonald said this doesn’t mean antivirus is dead, what’s needed is a combination of techniques such as blacklisting and whitelisting solutions that work together as a single system to protect endpoints from new, emerging malicious programs, and are easy to manage in the cloud.
Leading application whitelisting solutions such as Bouncer by CoreTrace, fit right into this strategy. Led by quick and imperceptible scans that prevent any unauthorized applications from running on a system, Bouncer also includes cloud-based blacklists to provide the “multiple strands” needed to protect cloud environments.