Re: Is NIS2012 Supposed to Disable All Protection at End of Subscripti
02-16-2012 03:40 PM
I understand that updates should no longer be available, but disabling the protection is another matter. If Symantec designs the software to do this, then its behavior is really tacky and demonstrates little regard for its customers.
The days when a security suite could protect you with a simple AV engine that needed only an occasional definitions update, and a stupid firewall that blocked everything until you said "OK" are past, I'm afraid. With a modern program like NIS, components interact - the firewall queries the AV regarding programs that want network access, the AV checks with backend servers for the latest data stored in the cloud, etc. With thousands of new malware variants being released everyday, security programs have needed to become increasingly complex. It is no longer enough to simply have running software, if it is unable to access the information it needs in order to be effective.