The sudden transition to remote workforces that COVID-19 brought about has sparked questions across the board for IT spending. Antivirus protection is not immune, as more and more companies question whether their antivirus — even the “next-gen” AV platforms — are really reducing the risk of a breach in the face of constantly evolving attacker techniques. The answer is likely no, as the cost of a successful breach has increased 25 percent year over year, to reach $8.94 million in 2019.

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