Can Traps completely replace an regular antivirus?

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Can Traps completely replace an regular antivirus?

Hi,
One of our customers implemented Traps on its Windows clients. Now he wants from us to completely remove conventional antivirus from clients, and even disable Windows Defender. Is it okay from security perspective? 

Does PaloAlto give any recommendations regarding conventional antivirus products?

 

Thanks in advance,

 

L0 Member

Re: Can Traps completely replace an regular antivirus?

I am looking for an answer too as I need to decide  whether to switch to Traps next year. Market adoption for next gen AV will be slow without a proper benchmarking and continuos assessment on their effectiveness against those brick and mortal AV agent that kept us alive for the pass many years.

L1 Bithead

Re: Can Traps completely replace an regular antivirus?

The product is definitely positioned as a full AV replacement.  Microsoft recognizes Traps as a full AV solution in Windows Security Center, and the AV-Test institute certified Traps as well.  It would be interesting to hear experiences from those who have deployed the product as the sole endpoint anti-virus/malware agent.

 

https://www.av-test.org/en/it-security-product-overview/

L0 Member

Re: Can Traps completely replace an regular antivirus?

Unfortunately, our installations of Traps client version 3.4 are NOT recognized by Windows 10. Windows continues using Defender. And, if we disable Defender, Windows Security Center sends alarms. Do we need a newer version of Traps? 

 

Thanks in advance!

L1 Bithead

Re: Can Traps completely replace an regular antivirus?

Updating the traps release is needed as the integration occurred as part of the 4.0 release:

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/40/endpoint/newfeaturesguide/security-features/traps-...

 

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