This product probably isnt for you, but for the non-tech savvy people in your life.
Were calling it ICE
ICE works differently than other products since we dont scan files looking for signatures. Nor do we try to do fancy heuristics or other methods of guessing.
We simply block program files (exe, dll, ocx, scr, sys, bat, wsh, etc) from being written to the hard drive. We also block switchblade attacks.
When defining the feature set, I figure that there will be three different types of users:
- Tech-savvy users, lets call him Sam
- Non-tech savvy users, lets call him Bob
- Kids. Kids like to explore and will actively search for stuff to install, lets call her Audrey
Sam on the other hand, needs to be able to make changes that ICE would normally block and be able to tweak the system overall. Sam can Pause ICE to install software and updates, view past activity, set up safeguards, designate Trusted programs for ICE to ignore, etc..
And we need to protect the system FROM Audrey. If she can figure out how to Pause, she will be able to bypass the protection and install anything or get infected. For Audrey, a question must be answered before the configuration screen can be accessed.
Im trying to keep the product simple and useful. Any feedback is welcome.
You can download a fully functioning 21 day trial from here.
ICE hasnt officially been launched but we do have people protecting their computers with it. So its not really a beta, but sort of is. <grin>