Review: Minerva protects endpoints with trickery and deception
The war for network security is increasingly coming down to skirmishes fought over endpoints. Most malware authors don’t care about an individual user’s laptop or desktop. It’s just a stepping stone to capture, mine for credentials, and leapfrog deeper into the heart of the network. But if threats can be stopped there, they won’t ever endanger core assets.
The traditional defense placed on almost every endpoint is antivirus. Even freshly-deployed machines running Windows 10 come equipped with Windows Defender as a free form of protection. And the good thing about antivirus is that, so long as the definitions are kept up to date, it can stop 90 percent or more of the most common threats, which are cataloged as signatures as soon as they are discovered anywhere in the world.