Symantec Sonar Technology

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  1. Bunkhouse Buck

    Bunkhouse Buck Registered Member

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    Does anyone have any information regarding the effectiveness of the Symantec Sonar Technology?
     
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    Looking at AV-Comparatives proactive test results "Sonar" looks to be working fairly well and Nortons overall detection is very good also partly due to the use of "Sonar.
     
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    It was instrumental in dealing with the Storm Worm earlier this year.
     
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    Nevermind how well it works, does anyone even know what it is?

    Personally I wish Symantec downloads weren't so bulky and the installation processes so cumbersome. Would make field-testing their apps much less of a pain in the ass.
     
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    The way it works It almost has to be a type of huerstics
     
  6. solcroft

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    Reports have claimed, in obscure terms, that SONAR is a behavioral-based technology. Neither those reports nor the help files in NAV/NIS provide any further information, there aren't any SONAR settings in NAV/NIS except to turn it on and off, and most importantly, no explanation of how it's different from Norton AntiBot.

    To answer the original poster: I have no idea. I don't even know what it is. I doubt many others do, either.
     
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    I don't actually know what it is either but I am glad that it does work.
     
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    the behaviorbased SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) Technology is from the acquired WholeSecurity company.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Thanks IBK for that info :thumb:
     
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    Does it only work on execution? What's the difference between SONAR and other well-known behav. blockers like Threatfire, Prevx, Antibot/PRSC, Kaspersky's PDM, F-Secure's Deepguard, etc?
     
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    Do I need to know the firing order of the cylinders in my car? No! Do I care how the vehicle gets me where I want? No!

    If you are happy, then don't "over- torgue" your brain :D



    WARMEST WISHES TO ALL :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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