Anti Bot products.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Diver, Mar 8, 2008.

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  1. Diver

    Diver Registered Member

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    A few days ago on Slashdot there was a link to an article regarding anti bot products. Several start ups were mentioned along with Symantec's Anti-Bot (licensed from SANA) and Threatfire.

    The article took the view that signature based AV's have gotten as good as they can get. This should not be surprise given the many products with test results above 97%. It was critical of the business models of AV vendors that place anti spyware and now anti-bot technology in a separate product. The authors view was that the user should not have to pay two or three times for what should be in a single license.

    Its a glimpse into the future, at any rate. Expect more behavior analyzers.
     
  2. Threedog

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    Symantec is doing a money grab. Their present products already provide real protection but now they want you to pay to have better realtime protection. Thats like having to pay extra for the ketchup on your hot dog.
     
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    lucas1985 Retired Moderator

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    Yup, that's how the security industry (seems to) work. A one-man/small team startup develops a great concept and it's embraced by a handful of techies. Then, it spreads between the security-savvy community and the "big boys" start to pay attention, while techies debug and beta-test the product. Then, the "big boys" license/buy/copycat the technology and begin to milk it until it's ready for "prime.time" (integration in the AV engine or suite).
     
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    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    i think Drweb have had a behavior blocker in prototype for quite a while now, watching the market to see how and what it develops into, to see if they introduce it for v5. (?)

    if the market requires it, im sure they will introduce it.
     
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