How Security Products Are Made- An open discussion with BitDefefender.

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by The Hammer, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. The Hammer

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    Give this (emphasis mine):

    "Not really. We believe in using those technologies that best fit the purpose. For example, if we want to protect the web browser of a user, then we use only the cloud. Malicious websites are the same, indifferent of the operating systems and browsers people use to access them. Also, if there is no Internet access, the user cannot browse the web. Therefore, there is no problem if the cloud protection is also unavailable."

    I would suggest that users test the behavior where there IS Internet connectivity but there is NOT connectivity with their cloud servers. Such could obviously occur in certain scenarios. I'd explicitly block their cloud servers in my firewall and see what happens. Perhaps it alerts you to the fact that you will be browsing without a cloud connection and thus you'll know when you are surfing without web browser protection (?).
     
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    I would expect that you would be alerted if there was a cloud server connection problem. Are there not already products that do that?
     
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    Frankly, I would "expect" it too on the grounds that it would be proper software design. Especially if the protection absolutely requires a working cloud connection. However, I'm not familiar with what type of feedback BitDefender uses and just thought I'd encourage users to make sure they are.
     
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