After many years of browsing the net and experience with almost all the popular security programs, I have arrived at this conclusion. No Masters Degree to understand it, just practical experience, common sense and the discovery of a unique security concept.
All our available security programs adopt a "Trailing" policy, they engage in a perpetual fight against infections by discovering all the new bugs as they come along and update their data base or "signatures" accordingly. That is a case of closing the gate when the horse has bolted. You never actually catch the horse.
We all know that prevention is better than a cure. Nobody wants to increase their security by experiencing the trauma of the last theft.
So, conventional AV, AM and such devices are OUT and Sandboxie is IN.
Ronan Tzur/Tzuk has devised the most brilliant approach to security available on the entire net. He has dispensed with the "Follow the leader" principle of all other programs and constructed what is in effect a "Maximum security prison", a Virtual space or "sandbox" where we can play our games in total abundance and freedom. All goodies and baddies are invited - come to the party. The baddies can do no harm, they can hobble around in the sandbox, going nowhere and when the browser is shut down, all the contents including the baddies are exterminated.
NOTHING gets out of the sandbox into our system - THAT is sheer brilliance - prevention is always better than deriving a cure, but you would be amazed at how many safety precautions are taken AFTER the event in modern society and transportation systems. Thousands of lives are lost in the eternal quest to make things more safe.
Sandboxie to my knowledge is Tzuk`s only revenue, so if some bug by a miracle finds an escape route out of the sandbox, then Ronan will with lightening speed block that leak. He has no alternative, because if Sandboxie ever developed a dent in it`s impenetrable armour, then Tzuk`s formidable program would become worthless and sales would plummet downwards faster than a lead balloon.
Tzuk`s miraculous Sandboxie is NOT a "Follow the leader" concept it is a "Get out of that" concept. Rather similar to the old Alcatraz "The Rock", where an astonishing record of only 3 escape attempts were made in it`s entire existence and they were not proven successful.
Conventional AV, AM and other "Follow the bugs" programs ? Pay your money and enjoy what they provide in repairing the damage. Sandboxie ? Pay your money or take the free version and enjoy a "Stop `em getting out" philosophy to go where you like on the net - Hackers and Bug purveyors ? Get lost !.
It is widely stated by many geeks that Sandboxie is all you need in terms of security. I have not read a single comment which is detrimental to Sandboxie. That is the extent of confidence it has generated. I personally agree, but would not be without my AV and FW. I just like belt and braces.
Edited by John Bull, 22 September 2010 - 08:21 AM.