This is a particularly malicious attack because millions of users can be infected just by visiting a website. They don't have to download or execute a piece of code
Chantilly, VA (PRWEB) December 18, 2008 -
Blue Ridge Networks today confirmed that Blue Ridge/Secure AppGuard™ prevents the latest malware attack on Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 from taking over users PCs. Because of its innovative design, AppGuard is able to prevent machines from executing the harmful instructions delivered by this class of malware, neutralizing the attack until a patch is made available and can be installed.
Workarounds to this problem have been characterized as complex and even impractical. Asking users to switch to another web browser is problematic since it may have zero-day vulnerabilities of its own. Likewise, asking users to reconfigure their systems to use restrictive, non-administrative, accounts is not practical since 99% of the home users and more than 60% of corporate users need administrative privileges to perform most of their work.
"This is a particularly malicious attack because millions of users can be infected just by visiting a website. They don't have to download or execute a piece of code," stated Mike Fumai, CEO of Blue Ridge Networks. "The cost of zero-day attacks can easily reach millions of dollars. AppGuard can reduce the cost and impact to productivity by allowing users to continue working while waiting for a patch and protecting them from future attacks."
Once installed AppGuard safeguards the applications most targeted by hackers, including Web browsers, Microsoft Office Applications, and Media Players. Additional applications are easily added to the guarded list by either System Administrators or end-users.
Blue Ridge/Secure AppGuard is priced at $24.95 per user and is available for purchase and download today.
About Blue Ridge Networks
For over 12 years Blue Ridge Networks has helped commercial and government customers securely connect and conduct business over the most secure and cost-effective networks in the world. Our solutions have consistently enabled increased application performance and endpoint security, supported network scalability, simplified management, and reduced the total cost of doing business. Blue Ridge Networks solutions represent high standards of security as evidenced by numerous government certifications and compliance with key industry standards.
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