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While signature-based detection is commonly used in many antivirus and antimalware products, the technology giant this year has rolled out two new offerings — #Dell Data Protection | Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise and Dell Data Protection | Threat Defense for small businesses — that incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence technology from advanced threat protection startup #Cylance. With its renewed focus on endpoint security, Dell seeks to leave behind the signature-based antivirus/antimalware model of old and embrace machine learning and artificial intelligence. Brett Hansen, executive director of data security solutions at Dell, spoke with SearchSecurity about the Cylance partnership and the potential of machine learning security technologies. He also discussed the shortcomings of signature-based detection and how the proliferation of endpoint agents is causing headaches for enterprises. Here are excerpts of the conversation with Hansen:

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