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Apr 4 2008   1:40PM GMT

Did you see this? – Sandbox behavior

Troy Tate Profile: Troy Tate

Incident response

Many of our organizations use “standard” anti-virus like the Symantec, McAfee, Panda, Trend-Micro products. Virus signatures are still valuable, don’t get me wrong, but it seems like there are newer detection methods out there that are challenging this time-tested technology. Heuristics have gotten stronger. The new kid on the block now seems to be sandboxing or behavioral analysis.

An advertisement came across my desk the other day for one of these solutions that caught my eye with its tagline. The tagline read:

If a car crashes and it takes six seconds for the airbag to be released, would you feel safe? No? Then you think like us at Norman.

Hmmmm… is that challenging the old school way of doing anti-virus? What is the new way? Take a look at:

Norman Sandbox analyzer from Norman Data Defense.

Is anyone using this type of technology? What has been your experience? Does it make sense to move to something like this from the tried-true old-school signature-based anti-virus?

Let me know by adding some comments to this blog.

Thanks for your time. Let’s be good network citizens together & practice safe networking!

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