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    The business of AntiVirus is 'Dead' >> per Symantec

    The following is an extract from TheRegister and I hope it is not improper to copy/paste here for the benefit of the members:
    Symantec: {AV business} no longer 'a moneymaker'
    Oh, and it's still 40 per cent of our business
    Symantec, a company that has made huge amounts of cash as the largest antivirus software vendor for the last quarter of a century, looks to be getting out of that business and into fixing hacking problems rather than stopping them.
    "We don't think of antivirus as a moneymaker in any way," Brian Dye, Symantec's senior vice president for information security, told The Wall Street Journal, adding that antivirus was "dead."...
    Partial extract from <> By Iain Thomson, 6 May 2014
    You may wish to clicky the linky to read remainder of article and the 50+ comments that have been posted already.
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    Apart from the fact that it's difficult to read huge blocks of italic text, it is considered good practice (and enforced by several forums) for a user to provide only a LINK to published material, unless just a small portion is being quoted for discussion purposes. Direct quoting of entire articles should be avoided.

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