Feeds

Prevx releases free intrusion prevention software

Closing the window of exposure

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Update Security developer Prevx today released a free version of its host-based intrusion prevention software. It aims to offer consumers protection from new, unknown or zero-day threats. Prevx Home is designed to close the security gap that exists between when a fast spreading internet worm is released and when updated signatures from AV vendors become available.

Host-based intrusion prevention software has risen to prominence over recent months as vendors such as Cisco, McAfee have sought to apply behaviour blocking techniques as a supplement to conventional AV scanner software. Thus far this has been a corporate play. Prevx Home is the first host-based intrusion prevention product to be offered as a free download, following a model adopted by GRISoft and Spybot in the AV and anti-spyware markets, respectively.

The official launch of Prevx Home follows two months of beta testing, during which tens of thousands of home users have downloaded and tested the software. The application is based on technology developed by Prevx for its enterprise intrusion prevention product. Prevx Home detects and block the behaviour displayed by malicious attacks without relying on signature updates. Prevx Home is designed to protect users against internet worms, Trojans, automated hacking tools and covert spyware.

Nick Ray, chief exec of Prevx, said the company is talking to number of ISPs which wish to make Prevx Home available to their broadband and dial-up customers. For now, users can download Prevx Home (registration required) here. ®

Related stories

Network Associates warms to behaviour blocking
SecureWave revamps alternative to desktop AV
Windows worms tax ISPs
Virus writers outpace traditional AV
The trouble with anti-virus

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
More alleged private, nude celeb pics appear online
Home Depot ignored staff warnings of security fail laundry list
'Just use cash', former security staffer warns friends
Hackers pop Brazil newspaper to root home routers
Step One: try default passwords. Step Two: Repeat Step One until success
UK.gov lobs another fistful of change at SME infosec nightmares
Senior Lib Dem in 'trying to be relevant' shocker. It's only taxpayers' money, after all
Who.is does the Harlem Shake
Blame it on LOLing XSS terroristas
Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign
Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Freenode IRC users told to change passwords after securo-breach
Miscreants probably got in, you guys know the drill by now
THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug
Metasploit module gobbles KitKat SOP slop
BitTorrent's peer-to-peer chat app Bleep goes live as public alpha
A good day for privacy as invisble.im also reveals its approach to untraceable chats
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.