It can be hard to know if there is a true difference in anti-virus products such as those from Symantec, TrendMicro, CA and Panda Software.
Although Panda Software has been around for some time it’s competed in the branding shadows of Symantec Anti-Virus.
Today Panda Software launches in the US its 2005 security solutions for home, small businesses and professionals. Titanium Antivirus 2005, Platinum Internet Security 2005 and TruPrevent Personal 2005 have been designed to provide protection against all kinds of Internet threats, including unknown viruses and intruders.
As Internet threats begin to spread faster and faster, users and antivirus companies also need to react with increasing speed to prevent epidemics. Worms like Sasser, Mydoom, Blaster or SQLSlammer succeeded by infecting thousands of computers in just a few minutes, showing how new attacks can propagate faster than any human reaction to the problem. The problem is aggravated by an increasing tendency of malicious code to exploit other techniques such as security flaws, buffer overflows, etc. To solve this problem, security systems need to be able to preempt the problem and detect and block threats before they enter or leave the computer.
Panda Software has been working for several years in this direction and the result of this development effort are the new and revolutionary TruPrevent Technologies, which represent a radical change in approach to combating Internet threats, as the traditional concept of reacting once a virus has emerged is replaced with intelligent technologies for preventing the attack before it strikes, pre-empting the problem. This means they can block new generation viruses such as Sasser or Mydoom that infected thousands of computers extremely rapidly.
TruPrevent Technologies far exceed the capabilities of traditional antivirus heuristic scanning. This technique can detect some new viruses by applying simple comparative rules to the static code of the scanned files. TruPrevent Technologies however, analyze the behavior of processes or programs as they run. This means that detection is not based on signs of infection, but on the correlation of a series of actions carried out by the process as soon as it starts running in memory. This provides greater reliability, as well as the capacity for the technologies to take decisions automatically. So once a process has been classified as dangerous to the integrity of the system, TruPrevent Technologies can, for example, prevent the process from communicating with the outside or stop it from running, therefore preventing the virus from spreading.
Titanium Antivirus 2005 and Platinum Internet Security 2005 incorporate the most advanced technologies to protect computers against all kinds of Internet threats. They also include the new TruPrevent Technologies. TruPrevent Personal 2005 is a solution designed for users with any manufacturers’, other than Panda Software, antivirus products installed who want a second line of defense like that provided by the TruPrevent Technologies, making it the essential complement to any antivirus protection.
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