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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Security updates belong in the limelight, not in the dustbin of history
Updates for your security solution are so 90s. You don’t even need them if you use a so-called “next-gen” solution that can protect and learn everything directly on your endpoint, right? Well, not exactly. The truth is that without regular updates your endpoint is left standing alone against an entire army of cybercriminals. And it will only be a matter of time before you are spotted as easy prey.
Emerging cybersecurity vendors criticize their established counterparts for depending on regular updates. As an alternative, they offer to protect business clients via a machine learning (ML) algorithm that acquires all the necessary data on their clients’ local machines and in their security environments, resulting in one “perk”: No updates necessary. But is that really an advantage?