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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #7: Yesterday's antivirus endpoints are becoming tomorrow's real threat-track vectors.

    First, antivirus is a well-understood and mature market where users have a reasonable idea of what  spam is, what viruses are and how to remediate them using up-to-date antivirus software. Second, the conventional endpoint of corporations is the edge of the network. Both these paradigms are outdated now. First, antivirus is not enough to protect against Advanced Persistent Threats. Enterprises need an anti-threat type of software to combat sophisticated attacks that find their way in through endpoints in new and creative ways.

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Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions

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    Fact #7: Yesterday's antivirus endpoints are becoming tomorrow's real threat-track vectors.

    First, antivirus is a well-understood and mature market where users have a reasonable idea of what  spam is, what viruses are and how to remediate them using up-to-date antivirus software. Second, the conventional endpoint of corporations is the edge of the network. Both these paradigms are outdated now. First, antivirus is not enough to protect against Advanced Persistent Threats. Enterprises need an anti-threat type of software to combat sophisticated attacks that find their way in through endpoints in new and creative ways.

As with cloud computing, Big Data is a hot topic around the business right now. Expectations for what it can achieve often reach into the stratosphere. At the same time, the overwhelming amount of data involved is daunting and can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. So what is Big Data, where does it come from, and what can you actually do with it? ThreatTrack Security has identified eight facts and eight fictions regarding Big Data.