MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- DriveSentry has launched version 30 of its anti-virus tool, and included the ability for real-time threat assessment augmented by feedback from its user community.
DriveSentry 3.0 is the first product of its kind to combine traditional 'blacklist' technology seen in many anti-virus products with advanced whitelisting thanks to its unique online database, 'Advisor'.
The database allows the software to block unwanted scripts from accessing a user's system. At the same time, it can automatically allow access to popular software that has been previously scanned by others, according to John Safa, chief technology officer at DriveSentry.
"DriveSentry detects files as they access your drives and checks their identity against details held in Advisor. Those programs that are known as a threat are stopped in their tracks," he said.