Secureware

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by Notok, Nov 9, 2005.

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  1. Notok

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    I was speaking with the person in charge of Computer Security Tool today, and he had come up with a term that I think is really very useful; Secureware. We have all sorts of terms for it already- generic protection, HIPS, behavior blockers, hardening tools, sandboxes, and on and on.. but it really does seem like these technologies would be more easily grasped by the masses if we had a single term for all of them that made sense without further investigation, which seems like this is something that's needed, IMO. So how about "Secureware" - software that secures your system by reducing the available options that malware has to infect your system, or "reducing attack vectors" as the pros like to say, letting your traditional security solutions do their job more effectively. Enhancing your security without the use of more scanners. Programs that would fall into this catagory would be Computer Security Tool (and all other hardening tools), DropMyRights, Prevx, ProcessGuard, RegDefend, Online Armor, Safe'n'Sec, DefenseWall, BufferZone, script blockers, etc.. anything that would stop or remove the infection without needing a signature. This would also include things like alternative browsers, and such, that add to the security of your system without the need to add more software to "harden" that browser. So to make it more simple, you have "Secureware", software that makes your system more secure.

    What do you think?
     
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    LOL, must have missed that :)
     
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    For some reason the first thing I think of where I hear the term secureware is encryption programs.

    Interesting term. Doesn't seem to have quite the ring to the name of some other security terms, though it would certainly appear to make understanding easier.
     
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    Secureware probably sounds too generic.

    A common reading of the term would be software that secures your computer. After all spyware spies, and adware produces Ads.

    So most people will think of antiviruses, firewalls etc. In other words security programs.

    But that would be far more broader than the definition of "software that secures your system by reducing the available options that malware has to infect your system, or "reducing attack vectors" as the pros like to say, letting your traditional security solutions do their job more effectively"

    Anyone have a single concise word that means that, then tag on 'ware' to it.

    hardenware? nah.
     
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