Educating users is an undeniably effective way to protect them from phishing and other malware, but it takes much more than that to stop attacks. There are many risks to networks that user education can’t reduce—from malicious sites mistakenly categorized as benign to watering-hole attacks that infect trusted sites. To combat these challenges, businesses need well-designed antimalware that protects across a variety of attack vectors and infection stages. That’s where multi-vector protection comes in.
According to analysts, effective multi-vector protection must be able to predict, prevent, detect, contain, and remediate cyberattacks. In other words, they recommend security across numerous attack stages to prevent malware from loading or executing in the first place. 2 This kind of multi- vector defense is crucial for an effective, layered cybersecurity strategy.
This paper focuses on multi-vector protection as it relates to business endpoints and their cyber defense layers.