Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Application fingerprinting may become important than virus signature files

Webroot, a Denver based security company, has bought UK security vendor Prevx in order to establish a foothold in cloud-based security.

Prevx is a leading player in “application fingerprinting technology” which is likely to become critical in the future. It is getting increasingly difficult to maintain adequate security with regular updates of virus signature files and probably anti-virus engines on individual PC’s.

Tech World has a story on the acquisition by John E Dunn, with the title “Antivirus scanning becoming inadequate, says Webroot CEO”, link (website url) here.

Webroot sent this out as a tweet today with a condensed URL, which did not convert when I pulled it up. That hasn’t happened before. That tiny link was this.

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