New VIPRE Antivirus Premium 4.0
VIPRE Antivirus Premium 4.0 is designed to provide the core, necessary desktop malware protection that users need in today's threat environment. Instead of creating a product loaded with largely marketing features (such as parental controls or online backup), Sunbelt focused on the core features that provide users with comprehensive protection - a desktop firewall, host-based intrusion prevention (HIPS), malicious URL filtering and an intrusion detection system (IDS).
Features in the Premium edition include:
Two-way firewall: Based on the company's Sunbelt Personal Firewall™ technology, the new fully integrated bi-directional firewall supports 32 and 64-bit environments and protects users from unwanted incoming and outgoing traffic. The firewall can run in a "Simple" mode (which provides inbound protection and requires virtually no user interaction) or for advanced users, a "Learning" mode (which adds outbound protection, requiring the user to train the firewall on acceptable outbound traffic). In addition, there is a "Boot Time" firewall mode, which limits access on the PC to only certain resources upon loading.
Web filtering: Since most threats are web-borne, the web filtering module provides vital protection against a wide range of web-based attacks.
IDS (Intrusion Detection System): The desktop IDS functionality of VIPRE provides an additional layer of protection against a wide range of both inbound and outbound malicious internet traffic (such as an attempted exploit).
- Malicious URL Filtering: Leveraging Sunbelt's industry-leading ThreatTrack™ database of malicious URLs, Malicious URL Filtering provides a significant additional layer of protection against the rapidly evolving online threat environment. Constantly updated by Sunbelt's malware research labs, ThreatTrack is used by numerous leading security organizations.
- Ad blocking: Ad blocking cleans the clutter on the web, blocking many third-party advertisements from ever appearing while surfing.
- Anti-phishing: Blocks access to known phishing websites by email or through the web browser.
- Cookie settings: Filter persistent cookies, session cookies, foreign cookies and referral information from an originating website.
HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention): The HIPS functionality protects against an attack vector known as code injection, where an application attempts to "ride-along" the credentials of another application to exploit a system.
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