F-Secure Internet Security 2007 offers persistent in-depth protection against new, unknown threats
Oct 9, 2006
From this October, consumers will enjoy advanced protection against new, unknown threats with F-Secure Internet Security 2007. Building on F-Secure’s fast response to new threats, the new product now features a number of remarkable new and enhanced features to further strengthen its leadership in reliability of protection in the data security market. The new features make it easier for customers to take care of the wellness of their PC’s, and to protect their families and their most valuable digital assets.
The risk of previously unknown zero-day threats being able to do damage is greatly reduced through the new F-Secure DeepGuardTM technology. Instead of just analyzing new programs once when they enter the system, F-Secure DeepGuardTM also will persistently monitor the behaviour of software in a real-time mode, scanning for suspicious program behaviour and stopping activities that might pose a risk. Competing one-time-only solutions cannot offer the same level of protection as it is possible for malicious code-writers to obfuscate, encrypt or pack the code in ways that prevent the one-time solutions from detecting it – and once the file has passed it will be free to do anything it wants.
Unlike most competing proactive detection technologies, F-Secure DeepGuardTM uses advanced real-time heuristics and works quietly in the background. It uniquely combines several proactive technologies together, bringing an unprecedented level of protection against any previously unknown threats. More detailed information about the F-Secure DeepGuardTM technology is available at http://www.f-secure.com/deepguard
In recognition of the increasing threat of spyware, F-Secure has improved its detection rates and removal capabilities by adding another spyware engine solution to F-Secure Internet Security 2007. The integration has been enhanced to include target scanning, in addition to real-time scanning and manual system scans.
F-Secure Internet Security continues to offer proactive protection for content sensitive family members thanks to the improved parental control application. Access to the Internet can be limited according to individually configurable content based predefinitions. F-Secure Internet Security 2007 now has three different Parental Control Profiles: Child (White listed sites only), Teenager (Content Based Filtering) and Parent (Full Access). Anything falling outside of the parameters set by these profiles is automatically blocked. As before, parents can also exercise their discretion over the time used by their children on the Internet using the Time Lock feature.
Web traffic is a typical entry port for malware. Most recently, malware concealed in website images have been shown to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft applications. Web traffic can now be scanned for viruses and the harmful content blocked from reaching the user system already at protocol level with the new web scanning feature in F-Secure Internet Security 2007.
Furthermore the solution includes a number of additional security features and improvements:
- Unprecedented protection against rootkit malware with F-Secure BlackLightä technology
- Improved spam detection and performance thanks to an upgraded engine version
- Anti-phishing for emails
- Minimized usage of network bandwidth through improved database update mechanisms
- Improved solution and system performance through reduced use of system resources
- Smoother installation experience through added guidance for users when installing for the first time.
F-Secure Internet Security 2007 (IS2007) is already available from F-Secure’s e-store and will be available in shops from October 23rd. All customers with a valid F-Secure Internet Security 2006 service subscription will get the upgraded IS2007 for free. Microsoft Vista support, for both 32bit and 64bit, will also be offered for free to IS2007 customers at the end of Q1 (pending the actual release date of Vista). The new advanced features of F-Secure Internet Security 2007 will also be available for F-Secure’s corporate solutions at the beginning of next year.
Speaking about the new product, Ari Alakiuttu, Vice President of Product Marketing said: “Consumers have a right to data security products that offer them protection at every possible level of interaction with the online world. We believe at F-Secure that the latest version of F-Secure Internet Security 2007 incorporates world class features and will set the standard for all other data security products serving the home and small office segment.”