Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Bunkhouse Buck, Dec 23, 2007.
Does anyone have any information regarding the effectiveness of the Symantec Sonar Technology?
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.
It was instrumental in dealing with the Storm Worm earlier this year.
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.
The way it works It almost has to be a type of huerstics
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.
I don't actually know what it is either but I am glad that it does work.
the behaviorbased SONAR (Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response) Technology is from the acquired WholeSecurity company.
Thanks IBK for that info
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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