Whitelisting Prevents Preloaded Malware

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DriveSentry releases whitelisting Antivirus technology to safeguard Manufactures, OEMS and consumers.

Consumers safety and security are paramount to PCWorld and this latest application from DriveSentry ensures our consumers are fully protected from the very latest threats

Security specialists DriveSentry have today announced the release of a new whitelisting antivirus technology to safeguard against the increasing range of threats against users PC's and removable devices. A recent increase in malware being accidentally pre-loaded onto devices can leave consumers and manufactures vulnerable to threats.

DriveSentry's technology can be run by manufactures, OEMs and resellers to scan the files on preloaded hard drives and devices prior to shipment. This action generates a comprehensive whitelist of preloaded applications. Then DriveSentry also checks the preloaded applications for malware from a database of over one million known threats. Only then will the device be deemed safe to ship to consumers.

DriveSentry safeguards against newer zero-day threats by allowing the whitelisted applications access, blocking over one million known threats and querying the unknown. DriveSentry works alongside popular security suites to further safeguard the end user.

Europe's largest computer reseller PC World not only whitelist the preloaded application but have become the first company to preload DriveSentry's new Antivirus technology onto their own brand PC's. This way consumers can benefit from ongoing DriveSentry protection and are able to purchase for a small one off payment rather than a traditional yearly subscription.

John Safa CTO of DriveSentry Inc commented "The new whitelisting technology is a win-win for both consumers and manufactures. The consumer benefits because they have a much greater level of security and manufactures benefit because they can check for malware during the whitelisting process ensuring their customers can compute confident their data will not be corrupted or compromised."

Niall O'Keefe of PC World commented "Consumers safety and security are paramount to PCWorld and this latest application from DriveSentry ensures our consumers are fully protected from the very latest threats"

About DriveSentry Inc.

DriveSentry is a pioneer in next generation security 2.0 antivirus software for hard drives that protect digital assets and personal data. The company was founded in 2005 with a mission to provide zero-day protection against new and emerging security threats. DriveSentry was recently commended for its innovative approach to IT security, after receiving a medal in the Information Security and Data Management Project Award category at the 2007 BCS IT Industry Awards. DriveSentry has received the accolade of Checkmark Certification, the world's fastest growing certification system for information security products and services. Checkmark Certification is awarded following an independent assessment of the performance of security software carried out by the West Coast Labs Technology Forum, a group of senior IT security professionals from major corporate organizations around the world.
DriveSentry is a privately held company with offices in Mountain View, California and Nottingham, England. Further information can be found at drivesentry.com

About PCWorld.

PC World is Britain's largest specialist chain of computing superstores. The superstores offer more than 5,000 product lines including extensive ranges of PCs, laptops, printers, software, peripherals and accessories from the major brands, as well as many PC World exclusive products. In-store PC Clinics offer on the spot advice and service. Component Centres offer a 'one-stop shop' for customers with advanced technical knowledge, providing a vast choice of PC components and upgrade products at competitive prices. In 2007, PC World won Retail Week's Product Innovation of the Year award, for its Data Recovery service. Every PC World store has an in-store business centre staffed by experienced business specialists. They offer local companies face-to-face help and advice with choosing the best IT solutions. There are 161 stores in the UK and 10 in the Republic of Ireland.


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