Behavior-blocking [flim-flam on the Finjan?]

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I did a Google for something [don't remember what] & got several hits about something called "behavior blocking software."

    For reasons of curiosity, I did a Google on "behavior-blocking software" & got several pages of hits.

    Here's a speciman...
    http://www.internetweek.com/indepth01/indepth041701.htm

    I read some stuff about how behavior blocking is better than using virus signatures or heuristics. One name that kept popping up as a *pioneer* in this area is Finjan Software. Here's a cut & paste of the name of one of their products...

    "SurfinShield, Finjan Software's behavior-blocking software"

    I read until my eyes rolled back in my head. TuDeep4Me!

    I searched these [Wilder's] forums for something on this. Found nada.

    Can anyone explain what behavior-blocking SW is? Further, why are these hallowed halls silent on what seems to be a hot topic?

    Or is it just that I am a lousy searcher? :doubt:

    Regards, Bellgamin
     
  2. Prince_Serendip

    Prince_Serendip Registered Member

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    :) Hi bellgamin! Thanks for the tip. Went out and found some useful links. Apparently, Finjan's SurfinGuard is freeware. See below.

    SurfinGuard

    SurfinShield can be found here:
    Finjan Products Index

    The following are news sources:
    SecurityFocus

    Cnet News

    Behavior blocking software can form part of a total PC defensive stategy. (For more info search at Google.)
     
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