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Scansafe Report: Signature-based Scanners Miss 58% Of Malware

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ScanSafe Report: Signature-Based Scanners Miss 58% of Malware

In its quarterly Global Threat Report, ScanSafe also finds rate of Web-delivered malware increased sharply in Q1 2009

May 08, 2009 | 08:29 AM

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO — May 7, 2009 — "In its quarterly Global Threat Report issued today, ScanSafe, the pioneer and leading provider of SaaS Web Security, reported that at its highest peak in Q109, 58% of Web malware blocks were zero day threats. On average, the rate of zero day malware blocks was 20% in 1Q09, meaning that companies using signature-based scanning alone could have been heavily exposed to malware during this period. "

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