Webroot Announces Prevx Cloud-based Anti-malware In-a-Box

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by PrevxHelp, Nov 24, 2010.

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  1. PrevxHelp

    PrevxHelp Former Prevx Moderator

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  2. shadek

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    Now this was what I was talking about during the endless discussion of whether the merging of the companies were good or not!

    Great going for Prevx and I hope it continues this way!
     
  3. andyman35

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    This should hopefully reassure those that feared Prevx would be put out to grass after the merger.:thumb:
     
  4. Triple Helix

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    Congrats on the expansion of Prevx products in many places and stores! ;)

    TH
     
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    It seems to be developing that . .

    Webroot : Prevx :: Steve Jobs : Steve Wozniak
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    Amazon!!!
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  6. shadek

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    Wow, that's cheap. Which one of the packages with 3-users is the 'full' version with removal, prevention and SO? The more expensive one I assume?
     
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    That's great news! Lets hope this continues to be the case for years to come.
     
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    Lol, the Cloud Anti-malware 1 user(Prevx 3.0) is the same price as Prevx 3.0 + SOL at Prevx's own website. Multiple user Cloud security(PX 3.0 + SOL) is very cheap though :)
     
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    Yeah, hence I asked for what 3-user version included full protection and not just SO. :)
     
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    Who's CM Technologies?
     
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    I believe they're the people who put the CDs together and get the boxes made. They aren't actually developing the "Technologies", however - that's Prevx :D
     
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    A reseller: http://www.cmsecuretech.com/company/

    TH

    EDIT: Sorry Joe that's what happens when you do research with the reply window open :D
     
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    looks like a very good start :thumb:
     
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    PK.
    Starting to feel better now.
    Please continue.
     
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    I said it in my post. Cloud anti-malware is full prevx 3.0 and Cloud security is full prevx 3.0 + SO ;)
     
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    So, are Webroot basically just selling Prevx under their own name -is that what I`m seeing here ?
     
  18. Pleonasm

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    Are these numbers accurate? “40 million known malicious objects” does not seem to qualify as “the world's largest cloud-based threat database,” does it?

    P.S.: Congratulations to Prevx for leveraging Webroot’s retail distribution channel!
     
  19. PrevxHelp

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    Any AV can say they find 400 billion malicious objects if they wanted to (because of file infectors and polymorphic threats). We count each discrete threat as one object, so for instance, Virut = 1, the Storm worm = 1. This results in a substantially different view from what other vendors claim to see in terms of new infections. Indeed there are massively more infections out today than there ever have been, but if you look at actual new threats and not just repacked/modified threats, it isn't anywhere near as high as some vendors say.
     
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    Agreed. Also, anyone could for instance claim they detect 1000 malicious objects with the same hash, but with different file names etc. Who'd prevent someone from doing it? That's what confuse us customers; vendors can advertise with whatever they want. That's where try & buy comes in handy. :)
     
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    Yes, there does appear to be a lack of consistency in how anti-malware vendors measure the size of their “cloud-based threat database,” and each approach may have its own unique advantages/disadvantages.

    However, given this to be the case, one wonders how any vendor can legitimately claim to have “the world's largest cloud-based threat database”?
     
  22. m0unds

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    marketing. even if all vendors all threw their databases in a pool and assigned pole positions for each of them, why would any company want to claim to have "the fifth largest cloud-based threat database"?
     
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    Regarding standard signatures, some AVs have one signature that has detection for 10s, 100s or 1000s of variants under that one signature rather than have each one separately. There are others, of course, who do it that way. It's all in the metrics - it doesn't matter as long as the product is able to detect it!

    Having said that, it must be confusing for some users when they see product A has 8m+ definitions, another has over 2m and an alternative has 4m+. They'll be under the false impression one detects more than the other on signature count alone, but we all know that isn't the case.
     
  24. PC__Gamer

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    sounds all nice and dandy, but ill admit, I'm still a worried customer (yes, I'll admit it)

    of all companys, webroot! darn it.

    I suppose, I just hope like everyone else, that prevx stays independant to itself, and if webroot can help with sales in exchange for using some of the technology in their own product, that wouldn't bother me.

    only time will tell, btw - $60 for a 3pc licence sounds cheaper than £25 for a 1pc licence that I paid!
     
  25. Pleonasm

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    Yes, the role of marketing is to present a company’s product in the best possible light to customers. However, empirical assertions (“the world's largest cloud-based threat database”) need to be supported by fact -- even when spoken by marketers! :)

    I predict that within 90 days the influence of Webroot on Prevx will become more apparent, and Webroot will suppress some of the marketing practices of Prevx. In particular, it would not suprise me to see many of the unsupported (or weakly supported) claims by Prevx disappear, such as: “world's strongest, fastest, most powerful security solution;” “world's smallest, fastest, and lightest endpoint security agent;” “world's most scalable and effective cloud-based anti-malware solutions;” and “the best security service in the world.” Humility often trumps hubris. In this case, time will tell.
     
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