To replace or not to replace? That is the question. (PG)

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by jon_fl, Jan 8, 2007.

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  1. jon_fl

    jon_fl Registered Member

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    I have PG. With all that's been going on with DiamondCS, should I keep it or replace it with say, SSM? Suggestions...thoughts!!
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    If it is working for you, and you are happy with it, why replace it. Just understand no real official support, and likelihood of any further work is nil.

    Pete
     
  3. Atomas31

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    Personnally, since PG doesn't seems to be developp anymore and the fact that DiamondCS don't seems to give support anymore, I have replaced it by Prosecurity (http://www.proactive-hips.com/)...
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Hello,
    No need to replace it if it works for you and you like it.
    Mrk
     
  5. Ice_Czar

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    Im still employing it but then its just one of several tripwires rather than a frontline defense like it used to be.

    Ive been making the switch recently from heavily relying on HIPS and other rulebased whitelists to employing virtualization\sandboxing as a primary defense
    and becoming more careful on incorporating new aps with even the slightest hint of a pedigree problem

    seriously considering setting up a new zoo and finally getting serious about both Linux and Snort.

    HIPS protected systems are still Id say rather secure since there is still alot of easier picking, but as HIPS technologies are incorporated into more and more security and become more popular those odds decrease. If a vulnerability is easy to incorporate into malicious code it probably will be and without development it wont get addressed.
     
  6. herbalist

    herbalist Guest

    Too much emphasis is put on vendor support, more often by the vendors themselves. Just because a vendor stops supporting a product doesn't make it obsolete or any less effective. It only means that they won't be fixing any new problems that arise and that there won't be any new versions. If you're happy with an application and it works properly, use it.
    Rick
     
  7. ThunderZ

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    Perhaps one benefit, if there is one to no further development of PG, is that the black hats will quit development of ways to shoot holes in it. Making in a worth while app. again. :D <TZ and more wishful thinking)
     
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