Symantec is set to introduce a new tool to help them avoid unpatched software flaws.
The Symantec Online Network for Advanced Response (SONAR), will look at the behaviour of programs running on the computer in order to decide whether they are malicious. This is a departure from Symantec's traditional signature-based anti-virus protection techniques, which compare the program's code to a database of known malware.
SONAR will be a free add-on to Symantec's Norton AntiVirus 2007 and Norton Internet Security 2007 products, said Ed Kim, director of product management with Symantec's consumer business unit.
IMSafer Brings New Protection for Online Kids and Teens on Windows Vista & Macs
HOUSTON, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/
IMSafer, today announced the support of both the Windows Vista and Mac OS X platforms by IMSafer's flagship product aimed at providing greater levels of protection to children and teens who chat online via instant messenger services.
"Our customer base has grown dramatically since our launch, and we want to make sure we are supporting as many operating systems as we can," said David Giffin, IMSafer's Chief Architect and co-founder. "Protecting kids is too important to put off and given the expected rapid adoption of Windows Vista, and the growth of the Mac platform along with its huge installed base in schools, we worked hard to get these updates done as soon as possible."