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End-Of-Life: The Forrester Wave™ Enterprise Antispyware

March 10, 2008

Authors

  • By Natalie Lambert
  • with Rachel A. Dines

Why Read This Report

Once upon a time, companies deployed separate antivirus (AV) and antispyware solutions. Why? Because AV vendors were late to the game and did not offer sufficient protection against the threat of spyware. Unfortunately, this led to increased software costs and further administrative and management burdens for IT operations professionals, who were now forced to administer multiple management consoles to address malicious code. So, like any vendor that recognizes a missed opportunity, traditional AV vendors beefed up their antispyware functionality through internal development or through acquisition — and it has paid off. Recent trends show that companies are choosing to deploy a single piece of integrated software that includes AV and antispyware functionality, as well as personal firewalls and host intrusion prevention. This change in enterprise behavior is what catalyzed Forrester's decision to retire The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Antispyware.

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