Sana First to Ship Behavior-Based Malware Shield for 32- and 64-Bit Windows Vista

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Easier than Ever, Primary Response SafeConnect Version 2.2 Offers Enhanced Security for a Better User Experience in an Unpredictable World

Creating this product was a major undertaking, primarily because of the way Vista restricts access to certain functionality, and we believe the result will set the standard for malware protection on this platform, both for its effectiveness as well as its ease of use.

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Sana Security, Inc., the leading behavioral security software company, today announced it has begun shipping Primary Response SafeConnect version 2.2, the first behavior-based anti-malware product for Windows Vista, and the only security product of its kind supporting both 32- and 64-bit versions of the operating system. Embodying the ease of use and enhanced security philosophy of Windows Vista, the new Primary Response SafeConnect improves the user experience while protecting personal identity and data by automatically detecting and safely removing known and unknown malicious software without user intervention before it can do any harm.

Unlike traditional desktop security products, Primary Response SafeConnect shields the user from ordinary maintenance and administrative tasks while radically improving the security of their system, ensuring the maximum effectiveness in eliminating malware threats without the need to obtain signature updates, run full system scans or perform other tasks. The new Primary Response SafeConnect Malware Monitor delivers regularly updated “weather forecasts” of new malware Sana Security has detected in the wild. These unobtrusive bulletins can be viewed at any time through the user interface, offering reassurance and peace of mind for computer users by letting them know they are already protected by Primary Response SafeConnect, and giving more technical users the early warning and detailed information they need to prepare their systems for possible attacks.

“With today’s software release, Sana has again demonstrated its leadership by being first to deliver instant and constant protection against zero-day attacks and other malware threats for users of both 32- and 64-bit Windows Vista,” said Don Listwin, CEO for Sana Security. “Creating this product was a major undertaking, primarily because of the way Vista restricts access to certain functionality, and we believe the result will set the standard for malware protection on this platform, both for its effectiveness as well as its ease of use.”

According to Listwin, about 40 percent of the malware Sana sees in the wild today is already capable of afflicting Windows Vista, and because the malware authors have access to the same operating system documentation as legitimate software developers, the threat level will only increase over time.

"At Yankee Group, we believe that signature-based anti-virus protection is dying,” according to Andrew Jaiquith, Enabling Technologies Enterprise, Compliance, Security and Risk Management Program Manager, at Boston, Massachusetts-based The Yankee Group. “The shift in the threat landscape to low-and-slow malware means that signature-based technologies can't keep up."

Primary Response SafeConnect also enhances the protection offered by Microsoft Windows Defender and the new Live OneCare products, providing effective zero-day protection against all known and unknown malware threats before traditional signature-based security products even realize a threat exists. Primary Response SafeConnect utilizes Sana’s Active Malware Defense Technology v.2 (Active MDT) to instantly detect malicious software and remove all traces of it by identifying and analyzing a combination of behaviors that indicate malware has infected the system.

Active MDT is designed to successfully detect and remove the more complex and stealthy Trojans and rootkits, a polymorphic threat attacking at the kernel level that often evades detection by traditional security software. Once removal is complete, Primary Response SafeConnect continues to work and persistently protect PCs whether online or offline, connected or not, and with no further action required on behalf of the user.

Availability and Pricing
Sana Security’s Primary Response SafeConnect version 2.2 with the Malware Monitor is available in two versions. One version supports both Windows Vista-32 and Windows XP, while the other supports Windows Vista-64 only. The current version of Primary Response SafeConnect (version 2.1) supports Windows 2000. A one-year license costs $29.95, with two- and three-year licenses also available. Free trial copies of all versions are available for download from the Sana Security website:

About Sana Security
Sana Security provides software that protects what others can’t protect or see, providing immunity against threats, both known and unknown. Unlike reactive, legacy solutions that require updates, signatures and scanning, Sana's products offer enterprises, small businesses and consumers instant and constant protection against threats, increasingly complex attacks, data compromise and identity theft. Sana Security, together with its research organization Sana Labs, is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California with offices in global business and technology centers. For more information, visit or contact the company by phone at +1 (650) 292-7100.

Contact: Lori Evans
Evans Public Relations
(650) 200-5891

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