Grisoft acquires Exploit Prevention Labs
Fourth-largest antivirus software vendor adds Exploit Prevention Labs' LinkScanner family of safe-browsing applications to its product offerings.
Grisoft, maker of
Unlike other safe-surfing applications, which tend to rely on databases, LinkScanner uses technology that determines, as the page is downloaded onto your browser, whether it is tainted with malicious software.
In CNET Reviews testing, LinkScanner has detected recent changes on Web pages where other safe surfing applications, such as
Grisoft plans to host Exploit Prevention Labs' products on its site. According to Grisoft, Exploit Prevention Labs' 18 employees will join Grisoft. Roger Thompson will become chief research officer, Greg Mosher will become vice president of engineering, and Chris Weltzien will become vice president of business development.