Anti-virus software has been around for years. As a mature market, the products ought to be getting pretty good at their functions, and innovation should be relatively slow, right? Well, maybe anywhere but in the spy vs. spy world of computer security.
Although anti-virus had been a somewhat static market until recently, the huge outbreaks of viruses and worms in the late summer, especially SoBig, provided the kind of sideswipe that can provoke a radical rethinking of the status quo.
The articles below explore what anti-virus vendors are doing to improve their products, and what the industry as a whole needs to do to be better prepared.