Abtrusion Security Releases Intrusion Protection Software
Avesta, Sweden – October 14, 2002
Abtrusion Security AB today released Abtrusion Protector, an intrusion and
virus protection software for the Windows platform. Abtrusion Protector
protects computers by allowing only safe software to run.
Contrary to the typical anti-virus scanner, Abtrusion Protector does not
attempt to recognize viruses or other malicious software. Instead, Abtrusion
Protector keeps track of software that has been safely installed on the
computer it protects. No other software is allowed to run. This provides a very
efficient protection against most types of viruses and hacker attacks.
Typical anti-virus software is good at recognizing and eliminating viruses
that have been around for a while. However, as seen with the BugBear worm
recently, brand new hacker tools or viruses are usually not recognized by
anti-virus scanners. Abtrusion Protector stops new viruses just as well as old
ones and is not dependent on frequent virus definition updates.
Abtrusion Protector also supports digital signatures, and can be set-up to
automatically allow signed software from trusted software vendors. This feature
significantly reduces administrative overhead for the product. Furthermore, when
new software is installed on a computer, Abtrusion Protector can be set-up to
automatically record the new files and modify software permissions accordingly.
In a corporate network, Abtrusion Protector can be managed at a central
site. Management of software permissions can also be distributed throughout the
organization. Although Abtrusion Protector is primarily intended for corporate
use, it is easy to set-up and manage for the home user as well. Abtrusion
Protector is free for personal, non-commercial use (please see the current
license terms for details).
Abtrusion Protector works on Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. It
operates alongside traditional security products, such as personal firewalls and
anti-virus software. The product can be downloaded from the company web site,
About Abtrusion Security:
Abtrusion Security AB is a privately held company, incorporated in Stockholm,
Sweden and located in Avesta. The company focuses on hacker and virus protection
software and services. For additional information, please visit the company web
site at http://www.abtrusion.com or email