Prevx Sees Dramatic Increase in Criminal Software Targeting Business Users; Introduces Prevx CSI-Enterprise to Monitor, Alert and Fix Breaches In Existing PC and End Point Security

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New enterprise security software is compatible with traditional security solutions, controlled from central console, scans large numbers of PCs on demand or schedule.


Prevx CSI leverages our real time threat database, enabling it to detect more threats faster than vendors constrained by traditional research methods.

A startling increase in criminal software that targets corporate computer users, financial institutions and their consumers now accounts for nearly 6 percent of the 400,000 plus new malware programs identified each month by Prevx researchers. And businesses are realizing that traditional antivirus and end-point security products are unable to fully detect these threats and protect their organizations. In the last six months more than 1,000 companies, including many Fortune 500 organizations, have purchased consumer versions of Prevx CSI ( to identify and fix PCs infected with advanced spyware, information stealers and rootkits. In order to provide these organizations and other businesses with a simpler, centrally controlled product that can quickly and easily check whether malware has evaded their existing security measures, Prevx (, leaders in 'Herd Intelligence' and Automated Malware Research, has created Prevx CSI-Enterprise, available for free download as a trial version today at The trial program allows companies access to the full version of the product free of charge through June 28, 2008.

"In addition to the exponential increase in malware volumes, Prevx researchers have seen a huge increase in highly targeted criminal software, like the PRG Trojan which hijacks a consumer's online banking session to steal from high value personal and business bank accounts," said Jacques Erasmus, Director of Malware Research for Prevx, "Prevx CSI leverages our real time threat database, enabling it to detect more threats faster than vendors constrained by traditional research methods."

Prevx CSI-Enterprise is fully compatible with all traditional security solutions and is controlled from a central console. The product can be deployed very quickly and allows large numbers of PCs to be scanned on demand or based on a predetermined schedule. Infected PCs are quickly and easily identified and flagged for clean up and remediation according to the organizations policies and requirements. Advanced features include the ability to centrally white or black list software on individual computers or throughout the enterprise, as well as SMS and Email alerts for new and escalating infections.

Prevx CSI-Enterprise also enables companies to implement service level agreements with their existing end-point security vendors using objective metrics like end-point infections/breaches occurring over time and timeliness of signature protection for new threats.

Prevx CSI-Enterprise leverages Prevx's proven track record in detecting early-life and advanced forms of malware, such as targeted attacks and rootkits, which are proving to be the Achilles' heel of traditional antivirus products. In internal tests Prevx CSI-Enterprise provided a significant 30-40 percent boost in malware detection on top of traditional antivirus and end-point protection.

The consumer version of Prevx CSI has successfully identified and removed infections on more than one million PCs, including many within corporate environments. More than two million copies of Prevx CSI have been used in the last six months during which time the product has detected infections on over 55 percent of PCs that were already protected by mainstream security products.

Prevx CSI-Enterprise trial edition can be downloaded at

About Prevx
Prevx Limited is a privately held business. It is the market leader in herd intelligence and automated malware research. Its products focus on early life malware detection and remediation and the end-point security needs of consumers, online banking, e-Commerce, businesses, Internet Service Providers and Security OEMs. More information about Prevx is available at

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