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Security Startup Hardens Windows Shells

BBX Technologies Inc., a security startup based in New York, is using the DEMO 2003 conference Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz., to unveil a new Windows shell hardening software. The product, ImmuneEngine, takes a different approach from anti-virus or intrusion detection software (IDS) as it fights off viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and other unauthorized software installs and modifications, company officials said. ImmuneEngine does not work off of a list of known threats, but rather monitors Windows system kernels, identifies any unauthorized executables, and prevents their execution or shuts them down if they are running. The product has been in testing for the last 18 months, has survived 19,000 different types of attacks, and has been approved for use in government agencies by the National Security Agency (NSA), officials said. Full Story

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