Shared repository for trusted files (like Norton Insight)

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Defcon, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. Defcon

    Defcon Registered Member

    Jul 5, 2006
    IMO if all the security vendors could agree on a standard way to identify and manage trusted files, like Norton Insight does in 2009 Symantec products, it would be a big win for everybody.

    Having multiple vendors collaborate would significantly increase its robustness, make it less vulnerable to malicious spoofing, increase the data set by a huge margin, and of course let everyone get the benefits of decreased scan times. It would be open and available to the community, just like the various spyware databases which depend on user feedback.

    I think its one of the best ideas in their new products. Having said that, I am sure Symantec has a patent on the technology and all this is just wishful thinking :)
  2. TechOutsider

    TechOutsider Registered Member

    Sep 26, 2008
    Wonder why nobody thought about bringing this to the consumer market first.

    That said, Symantec needed a way to leverage 65 million Norton Community users.
  3. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

    Aug 7, 2004
    Helsinki ~ European Union
    If we are talking about sort of whitelisting of known good files, isn't that what Bit9 is for?

    And if I'm not mistaken Kaspersky (at least) uses their data in the 2009 series of products.
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