NGAV: Enhancing cyber security and preventing breaches

In today’s connected world, organisations in every industry are worried about cyber threats and data breaches. To combat these evolving threats, many organisations are turning to Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) solutions.
This article will discuss NGAV, why organisations should use it, and answer common questions about this new technology.

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“As Trustack’s technical director, I recognise the critical importance of staying ahead of the ever-evolving cyber threats that organisations face to keep ourselves and our clients business as secure as possible. Traditional antivirus solutions are no longer sufficient in combating sophisticated attacks. That’s why we have implemented Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) as a proactive measure to enhance our cyber security defence offerings. NGAV goes beyond traditional antivirus software by leveraging advanced techniques such as behaviour-based detection, machine learning algorithms, and real-time threat intelligence. This enables us to detect and prevent both known and unknown threats, including zero-day attacks that pose a significant risk. This combined with our hosted SoC solutions provides a highly secure, proactive threat hunting set of defences for ourselves and our clients. The behaviour-based approach allows us to identify suspicious activities and block malicious behaviour before it can cause harm to business systems and compromise valuable data.

In summary, Next Generation Anti-Virus empowers us to stay one step ahead of cyber threats, detect and prevent advanced attacks, and safeguard our critical assets. NGAV has become an essential investment for all businesses in their cyber security arsenal.”

Russell Henderson, Technical Director

What is next generation anti-virus (NGAV)?

  • Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) is an advanced cybersecurity solution that goes beyond traditional antivirus software to provide comprehensive protection against modern cyber threats.
  • NGAV is not like traditional antivirus. It uses advanced methods such as behavior-based detection, machine learning, and real-time threat intelligence. These methods help to find and stop complex attacks. Traditional antivirus only looks for known malware signatures.
  • NGAV watches how files and programs act on a computer to find signs of malware. It looks for strange behavior that could mean malware is present. By analysing the behaviour of files in real-time, NGAV can identify and block malicious activity, even if the malware has not been seen before.
  • NGAV uses machine learning algorithms to analyze big data and find patterns that could show malware. By continuously learning from new threats and evolving attack techniques, NGAV can adapt and improve its detection capabilities over time.
  • NGAV is always updated with real-time threat intelligence, providing info on new malware, weaknesses, and ways attackers may strike. This ensures that NGAV can detect and block new and emerging threats, providing organisations with up-to-date protection against the ever-evolving threat landscape.

Why should organisations implement next generation anti-virus (NGAV)?

Implementing NGAV offers several benefits and advantages for organisations looking to enhance their cybersecurity posture and protect against data breaches.

NGAV offers proactive threat detection to prevent significant damage by monitoring files and processes in real-time.

NGAV improves system efficiency by using real-time threat intelligence, reducing the need for regular updates and minimising strain on performance. It works alongside existing security infrastructure, enhancing overall security posture.

NGAV uses behaviour-based detection and machine learning to find and stop advanced attacks that traditional antivirus programs struggle with. It reduces false positives by accurately identifying and blocking malicious activity, minimising disruptions to legitimate operations.

NGAV helps organisations strengthen cybersecurity defences, detect and prevent advanced attacks, and safeguard valuable data and assets.

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What is the difference between traditional Anti-Virus (AV) and Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV)?

NGAV uses behavioural detection and machine learning for better protection against new threats compared to traditional antivirus software.

What are the benefits of (NGAV)?

NGAV uses machine learning and behavioural detection to provide better protection against malware with fewer false positives.

Can (NGAV) prevent zero-day attacks?

NGAV can prevent zero-day attacks using machine learning and behaviour-based detection to stop new threats before they can cause harm.

Is (NGAV) compatible with existing security infrastructure?

NGAV works with existing security systems like firewalls and SIEM platforms to enhance overall security posture and improve threat detection and response capabilities.

Does (NGAV) require frequent updates like traditional antivirus software?

NGAV uses real-time threat intelligence to stay updated on the latest threats, reducing the need for frequent updates and minimising impact on system performance compared to traditional antivirus software.

Can (NGAV) detect and prevent insider threats?

Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) can detect and prevent insider threats by monitoring user behaviour for suspicious activities within an organisation, such as sudden access to sensitive files or large data transfers, reducing the risk of data breaches and insider attacks.


Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) offers organisations a powerful and effective solution to combat cyber threats and prevent data breaches. By implementing NGAV, organisations can enhance their cyber security posture, detect and prevent advanced attacks, and safeguard their valuable data and assets. With its advanced features and capabilities, NGAV is undoubtedly a crucial component of any comprehensive cyber security strategy.


“Trustack understands the paramount importance of maintaining the trust and confidence of our customers when it comes to the security of their data. Cyber threats continue to evolve and pose significant risks to businesses like ours. That’s why we have made the strategic decision to implement Next Generation Anti-Virus (NGAV) as a critical component of our cyber security strategy. NGAV offers us a proactive approach to combating modern cyber threats that traditional antivirus solutions struggle to address effectively. By leveraging advanced techniques such as behaviour-based detection, machine learning algorithms, and real-time threat intelligence, NGAV provides us with enhanced capabilities to detect and prevent sophisticated attacks. By investing in NGAV as part of our stack, we have demonstrated our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of data security for our clients. This not only gives us a competitive edge but also instils confidence in our customers that their sensitive information is safeguarded. 

In conclusion, Next Generation Anti-Virus has become a vital investment for us as a commercial organisation. It empowers us to proactively protect against modern cyber threats, ensuring the security and trust of our customers. NGAV provides us with the peace of mind that we are taking the necessary steps to safeguard our business and maintain our position as a trusted partner in the digital landscape.”

Phil Cambers, Commercial Director

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