A Comparative Analysis of Anti-Malware Software, Patch Management, and Host- Based Firewalls in Preventing Malware Infections on Client Computers
This purpose of this paper is to provide a comparative analysis of three methods used by organizations to prevent malware on client computers. These methods include anti-malware software, patch management, and host-based firewalls. Each method will be briefly described and then compared based on an evaluation of administrative and operational features. This comparative analysis may serve as a useful guide for organizations with limited security budgets and resources looking to invest in a malware prevention solution.