Daily Tech Briefing: May 7, 2014

 
 
By eWEEK Staff  |  Posted 2014-05-07 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Symantec adding defenses, not ditching endpoint security; Citrix takes aim at VMware with Workspace Suite; IBM launches new cyber-security software services; AMD unveils expanded ARM chip roadmap

 
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An executive at Symantec, the largest seller of endpoint-antivirus software, recently told The Wall Street Journal that antivirus technology "is dead" as a reliable defense against malware. While some media outlets have claimed that this official was repudiating the company's antivirus technology, the company later said that the statement was meant as an acknowledgment that antivirus software alone doesn't provide a sufficient level of security against today's security threats.

Instead, modern anti-malware software isn't just an "antivirus" solution, but software that relies on several defensive layers such as behavioral and intrusion-detection measures, designed to protect the endpoint, Symantec said.

Citrix Systems is combining Virtual Desktop Integration, mobile management tools and communications capabilities into one solution designed to make it easier for companies to give mobile workers access to corporate networks and data.

The company introduced its new Workplace Suite at the Citrix Synergy 2014 show May 6 in Los Angeles, where mobility, virtualization, cloud and networking were the overarching themes.

IBM recently launched new cyber-security software, designed to fight cyber-threats in a way that's similar to how the human immune system works.The new IBM Threat Protection System goes beyond traditional signature-based defenses and firewalls to stop cyber-attacks throughout the attack cycle, from break-in to data exfiltration.

It accomplishes this by leveraging security intelligence and behavioral analytics. The goal is to help organizations protect against advanced persistent threats, zero-day attacks and security breaches, which continue to be on the rise.

Finally, for the past few years, Advanced Micro Devices officials have been touting the chip maker's strategy of offering both its traditional x86 processors and embracing the ARM architecture. The idea behind this is to give system makers and users options in the chip platforms they use.

Over the next two years, AMD plans to expand its support for ARM, with plans for a framework dubbed "Project SkyBridge". The goal is to more closely merge the two chip architectures.

 
 
 

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