View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Software
March 1, 2010

Sunbelt Software expands Vipre product family

Includes malicious URL filtering, ad blocking, anti-phishing and script blocking features

By CBR Staff Writer

Sunbelt Software, a provider of Windows security software, has unveiled an upgrade to Vipre Antivirus and has expanded its Vipre product family with the launch of Vipre Antivirus Premium 4.0, which includes desktop firewall and other anti-malware technologies.

Vipre Antivirus 4.0, the new version of the company’s original VIPRE Antivirus + Antispyware, includes enhancements such as the support for removable drives; 64-bit environments, including a 64-bit boot cleaner and 64-bit rootkit scanner; and Mozilla Firefox scan extensions.

According to Sunbelt Software, the Premium edition includes features such as, two-way firewall that is based on the company’s Personal Firewall technology. The new integrated bi-directional firewall supports 32 and 64-bit environments and protects users from unwanted incoming and outgoing traffic. The firewall provides inbound and outbound protection, requiring users 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. It also includes web filtering functionalities including malicious URL filtering, ad blocking, anti-phishing, script blocking and cookie settings.

Content from our partners
Why the tech sector must embrace faster, smarter talent recruitment
Sherif Tawfik: The Middle East and Africa are ready to lead on the climate
What to look for in a modern ERP system

The intrusion detection system functionality provides an additional layer of protection against both inbound and outbound malicious internet traffic, while the host intrusion prevention 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, Sunbelt said.

Alex Eckelberry, CEO of Sunbelt Software, said: These new releases continue to provide our end-users high performance protection from malware threats that has made Vipre so successful in the market. The Premium edition is notable in that we didn’t set out to build a suite with ‘everything but the kitchen sink’. Instead, we focused on the task of providing outstanding desktop anti-malware protection, without any compromises in performance.

Topics in this article :
Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.
THANK YOU