A software that has been designed to detect and prevent contagions like viruses and malware from affecting your systems. Originally, the antivirus software was used for removing computer viruses. However, they slowly got more sophisticated as the cyber threats themselves got more potent. Antivirus software eventually started to provide protection from browser hijackers, ransomware, keyloggers, backdoors, rootkits, trojan horses, worms, etc.
While these programs are still extremely relevant, the fact remains that they alone aren’t enough to guarantee organizational security. The fact remains that you need an always-on attack surface monitoring software and an experienced SecOps team working in conjunction with your antivirus software to guarantee security.