DriveSentry upgrades threat protection

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DriveSentry upgrades threat protection

Hard drive security firm DriveSentry has released a new version of its namesake flagship product, featuring new technology designed to detect more accurately which applications and files can access users' systems.

DriveSentry V3 now includes whitelisting capabilities which means any files and apps stored and approved in its Advisor database are automatically allowed access without the need to prompt the user, according to the firm's chief technology officer John Safa.

Advisor also has details of nearly 200,000 malware threats which are constantly being updated, to automatically blacklist potentially threats. The product has a further layer of protection in being able to call upon feedback from a large community of users, which it then uses to decide which apps to whitelist, said Safa.

"When we developed the product it was aimed at quite a technical level but didn't help the mass user," he explained. "Instead of having 20 in-house researchers it's a completely automated [blocking] process now."

The firm has also made efforts to reduce the download size to just 1.5mb, in order to minimise the hit on firms' IT systems, Safa added.
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