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    Prevx intrusion prevention

    Just heard about this one.
    "Security developer Prevx today released a free version of its host-based intrusion prevention software with the aim of offering 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."

    A bit of discussion here. Anybody tried it? Thoughts, comments?

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    Re: Prevx intrusion prevention

    When a download is requested, the Prevx site checks your operating system. The free version of Prevx only works with Windows2000 and WindowsXP according to their system check popup. I'm using WindowsME so I'm out of luck.

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    Re: Prevx intrusion prevention

    The web site seems very high on hype but incredibly short of information about exactly how the program works or what it really does - this style of information presentation puts me right off.

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    Re: Prevx intrusion prevention

    Well that's me out too. <img src=/S/frown.gif border=0 alt=frown width=15 height=15> I hadn't got as far as trying to download - thought I'd listen to some feedback first. Not much point now.

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    Re: Prevx intrusion prevention

    After further perusal, I tend to agree Stuart. They give the impression they're wanting to "rush something through", for whatever (ulterior) motive. Since it's out for Win98 anyway, it's out altogether for me <img src=/S/toilet.gif border=0 alt=toilet width=24 height=26>.

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    Re: Prevx intrusion prevention

    If they retained all the capabilities of the Enterprise version, you could follow these links:

    "Prevx Enterprise stops known and unknown zero-day Hacker, Internet Worm, Spyware, Web site scripting and defacement attacks. Its powerful, generic capabilities provide multiple layers of protection including the following:
    <UL><LI>System Registry Protection. Tell me more ...

    <LI>Application Installation Control. Tell me more ...

    <LI>Buffer Overflow Protection. Tell me more ...

    <LI>File System Protection. Tell me more ...

    <LI>Compromise Detection for Unix. Tell me more ...

    <LI>Scaleability. Tell me more ..."[/list]But it seems a bit soon to know... and I've got to go...

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    Re: Prevx intrusion prevention

    I followed some of the "Tell me more links", but I can't say that I got told more. Can't say I got told anything, really.

    Certainly not anything substantive about how and why they are different from other software.

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