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Bit9 Free Webcast—Application Control: An Essential Tool to Combat Malicious Software

Bit9, the leader in Trust-based Security, will present the free webcast “Application Control: An Essential Tool to Combat Malicious Software” on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. EST. Guest speaker Chenxi Wang, Ph.D., vice president, principal analyst at Forrester Research, Inc., serving security & risk professionals, will explain why traditional antivirus techniques are fighting a losing battle against today’s increasingly sophisticated malware threat landscape, and how application control is now an essential tool to combat malicious software.

In the September 2012 report by Forrester Research, Inc., entitled "Application Control: An Essential Endpoint Security Component," authors Chenxi Wang and Chris Sherman wrote of the need for a new approach to security: "Attackers often penetrate user endpoints with new malware that eludes the AV detection. As a result, security professionals must consider a different approach, one that doesn’t rely solely on an increasingly hard-to-manage signature blacklist. In its various forms, application control delivers a much-needed value proposition for endpoint protection."

What: Free live webcast: “Application Control: An Essential Endpoint Security Component”
Who Should Attend: IT security leaders frustrated by the inability of traditional security solutions to stop today’s sophisticated advanced threats
Guest Presenter: Chenxi Wang, vice president, principal analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.
When: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Where: Click here to register

Attendees will learn:

  • Why attackers are able to penetrate user endpoints with new malware that eludes detection by traditional signature-based antivirus products.
  • How a positive security model is a powerful tool when faced with a rapidly changing threat landscape.
  • How application control—together with intelligent patch management—significantly reduces the endpoint attack surface.
  • Why application control is more effective than relying on a blacklist-only approach such as antivirus.

About Bit9

Bit9, the leader in Trust-based Security, protects the endpoints and servers of the world’s leading brands with an innovative, trust-based security solution that detects and prevents sophisticated malware and cyberthreats. Bit9 stops advanced threats by combining real-time sensors, continuous monitoring, cloud-based software reputation services, and trust-based application control and whitelisting. Bit9 is the only company to stop Flame, Gauss and the malware that caused the RSA breach. For more information, visit http://www.bit9.com, follow us on Twitter @Bit9, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google+, or call +1 617-393-7400.

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