On Monday, an executive at Symantec declared “AV is dead.” He went on to repeat to several media outlets that protecting customers on their PC and Mac computers had become an impossible battle that they were ready to concede. He indicated that Symantec desktop AV products are only able to stop viruses and malware about 45% of the time. Based on this analysis, what the exec was really saying was “Symantec AV is dead!” What really should have been communicated was that traditional signature-based AV protection does not work – the criminals have figured out how to get around it. […]
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Executive Vice President of Products and Strategy
Michael Malloy is responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction to Webroot’s product and business organizations. Malloy brings to Webroot more than 30 years of leadership experience with technology and financial services firms. Before joining Webroot, Malloy was vice president of marketing and sales for New Relic, where he was responsible for a tenfold increase in the company’s customer base in a two-year period. Malloy previously held executive management roles for several leading companies including Wily Technology (now part of CA), where as chief marketing officer and senior vice president of product development he launched 35 new products and six major revisions of the company’s flagship product. Malloy received a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University.
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