Has TDR matured enough not to need 3rd party Endpoint AV?

Has anyone considered not using a 3rd party AV product and just using the TDR Agent for AV/Malware protection?

Thanks in advance for any comments.


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    edited June 2019

    No. It's not designed to be an AV solution.

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    james.carsonjames.carson Moderator, WatchGuard Representative

    Hi Brian_D

    TDR isn't an anti-virus product, so we would still always recommend using A/V in conjunction with TDR.

    The main target of TDR is to detect, and prevent malware/ransomware. There will generally be some overlap between it and A/V, however.

    We do always recommend making exclusions for your A/V directories (and making exclusions for the TDR directories in your A/V software,) so they don't waste time scanning each other.

    We do have a best practices article here:
    (TDR Deployment Best Practices)

    Thank you,

    -James Carson
    WatchGuard Customer Support

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    Security in layers! There is only one way that I ever will stop using endpoint AV, and that is when there is no such thing as an end user.

    Gregg Hill

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