Searching the Prevx threat database?

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by SweX, Jun 28, 2010.

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  1. SweX

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    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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    We used to have a feature to search the database by filename/hash/etc. but it was massively abused by other vendors and people trying to mine data. Because of this, we closed off the public interfaces although we have a rather high Google ranking so searching for a file will probably land you on a Prevx page :)
     
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    That's sad to hear regarding the other vendors:(. But now I understand why you closed it to the public;)

    Hmm. Maybe a feature you could include under the MyPrevx account?
     
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    If they do that all the vendors have to do then is buy a license and Enter MyPrevx then start searching the Database again! :eek:

    TH
     
  5. SweX

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    Do you think the vendors will start doing it again even if it's a service for paid customers?
     
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    I thought that Prevx shared its malware detection information freely with other vendors (which in turn reciprocate with the same professional courtesy)?
     
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    I just say anything is possible if they want the info bad enough!

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    Admittedly I used to use this very useful facility in the (dim? and) distant past.

    As PAWS (or current named) database is clearly a valuable resource then it's not beyond the wit of man (nor Prevx) to tie access into Px licence key, limit the number of per license/per seat queries and offer banded access charge for additional queries over the limit?

    Extra revenue generator? :)

    Conversely, on a more cynical note of course it does hand a lot of valuable research to a competitor thus saving them from a lot of inhouse analysis! :(
     
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    Yes, but the vendors that were mining our database weren't the general "professional" vendors :) I'm not going to go into too much detail but suffice to say that we were giving away far more than we were receiving in terms of benefits.

    However, we'll be integrating more detail-oriented tools into Prevx 4.0 which will allow a user to get much more information on what's really running on their PC.

    But... more to come later this year with regard to that :)
     
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