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May 2018, Vol. 2, No. 3

Desktop and mobile malware detection takes on high priority

As the variety of endpoints in the enterprise has increased, so has the variety of malware targeting those devices. End-user computing administrators and security professionals must protect against viruses, worms and spyware, plus emerging threats such as ransomware. And they need new technologies -- such as mobile threat detection and unified endpoint management -- to do so, because traditional approaches aren't nearly as effective when it comes to mobile malware detection and protection. Why IT needs mobile malware detection Enterprise mobility and BYOD programs have introduced new risks to the enterprise. Security vendor McAfee's mobile malware detection software found more than 16 million instances of mobile viruses and other threats in the third quarter of 2017 alone -- a 100% increase from the year prior. And that number will continue to rise throughout 2018, the company said in its Q1 2018 Mobile Threat Report. Even Apple's Mac computers, long regarded as significantly more malware-resistant than their Windows ...

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