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Next-Generation Antivirus (NGAV) Buyer’s Guide

Successful Strategies for Choosing and Implementing NGAV

SANS

Organizations now recognize that they need NGAV embedded with full endpoint protection to detect and prevent malware and malware-less attacks and to provide detailed remediation support and workflow integration. However, with so many vendors claiming to integrate these functions, how can you be sure you're getting what you pay for?

The key question you need answered before beginning the buying process is: What are your requirements for this type of transitional technology? Your second question should be: How do you communicate those requirements to prospective vendors?

In this webcast, SANS Analyst Program Research Director Barbara Filkins will present a SANS-developed process for creating an RFP. We'll also discuss the basic formula for testing products against that RFP. 

Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins, a senior SANS analyst, holds several SANS certifications, including the GSEC, GCIH, GCPM, GLEG and GICSP, the CISSP, and an MS in information security management from the SANS Technology Institute. She has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Barbara focuses on issues related to automation--privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, plus the legal aspects of enforcing information security in today's mobile and cloud environments, particularly in the health and human services industry, with clients ranging from federal agencies to municipalities and commercial businesses.

Brian Gladstein is a security market strategist and director of product marketing at Carbon Black. He leads the go-to-market efforts for Cb Defense, Carbon Black's next-generation AV product, which is disrupting the massive traditional antivirus industry. Drawing upon a diverse background that includes everything from software development to product management to customer marketing and advocacy, Brian is passionate about high-tech solutions that change the way we live and work.

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