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12/11/2007
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Secure64 Touts DNS

Leading security researchers find Secure64 SourceT Micro OS immune to all known rootkits and malware

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. -- Secure64 Software Corporation, a software developer with the only Genuinely Secure™ software technology and server applications, today announced it commissioned Matasano Security to critically evaluate Secure64’s claim that, for remote attackers, its SourceT micro OS is immune to malware, including the rootkits, trojans, viruses and worms that plague conventional operating systems. After conducting a rigorous architectural analysis, the renowned security research and consulting firm reports that “methods used by malware to gain system access and obtain the privileges necessary to install themselves for continued infection do not appear viable.”

The Matasano report goes on to state that its security experts could identify “no architectural flaws that would allow for the injection of foreign code in to the SourceT system”, and “methods which would directly lead to privilege escalation, or allow a remote attacker to alter the boot process, were also not identified.”

Matasano evaluated the SourceT architecture against three areas of vulnerability: code injection, privilege level escalation, and alteration or subversion of the trusted boot process. These areas were selected as they comprise the strategy of typical malware such as worms, spyware or trojan horse applications to introduce arbitrary code into a computing system.

“Lots of vendors make incredible claims about their security, so when Secure64 approached us with theirs, we were immediately interested in peeking under the hood to see if they could back up their bold assertions of immunity,” stated Jeremy Rauch, Principal at Matasano. “Purpose-built operating systems and appliances are a practice focus for Matasano, and it’s rare to see one designed from the ground up for security like SourceT. Secure64 didn’t ask us to pull any punches, and after several weeks of analysis we found SourceT to be as solid as they claimed. We’re impressed with their approach.”

Secure64 Software Corp.

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