SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Anchiva Systems, Inc., a leading Internet gateway content security appliance provider, today announced that it has joined the Anti-Spyware Coalition, ASC. The ASC is the worldwide organization responsible for educating end-users about the danger of spyware. Spyware has been broadly used to describe all types of malware and ASC has published a guideline titled Best Practices: Guidelines to Consider in the Evaluation of Potentially Unwanted Technologies, that clearly defines the underlining technology that makes software malware.
Anchiva Systems provides network based gateway continent security appliances that can prevent Spyware from entering a company. Gateway based solutions can block potentially dangerous files as they are downloaded from the internet. Some web based threats do not even require users action to download to their PCs.
Our greatest asset in the fight to combat spyware and give users back control of their own computers is the concerted efforts of leaders in the anti-spyware space. We are extremely pleased to welcome Anchiva Systems into the Anti-Spyware Coalition, and look forward to drawing on their extensive expertise in the area of network-based protection, said Ari Schwartz, deputy director of CDT and coordinator of the ASC.
We are pleased to belong to the ASC, said Samuel Chen, Chief Technology Officer. The ASC has been instrumental in defining what spyware is and how anti-spyware vendors should classify whether a specific code should be classified as spyware. Each week Anchiva collects thousands of potential dangers programs from its worldwide network of honey pots. The ASC guidelines make our classifications decisions easier.