April 30, 2007 12:47 PM PDT

Start-up Robot Genius deploys new security technology

Robot Genius, an Oakland, Calif.-based start-up, announced Monday that it has created a new suite of security products designed to combat malicious software attacks like spyware, adware, and rootkits through a threefold approach of prevention, detection, and remediation. The products can be downloaded individually or used in collaboration.

The first component of the software package is RGcrawler Data, an automated Web crawler for locating and testing out potentially malicious software on the Internet; the second is RGguard, a browser plug-in that warns the user of potential attacks; and the third is Spyberus, a behavior-based security client designed to track down and reverse the effects of malicious software installed on a PC. The company claims that Spyberus has a 99 percent success rate in reversing spyware, adware, rootkits, and other forms of malicious software. Free trial versions of RGcrawler Data and Spyberus are available now on Robot Genius' Web site; RGguard is "coming soon."

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Yet another silver bullet solution
Gawd when will the madness stop? Yet another company claiming to solve the security problem with yet another complex, heavily integrated solution. If everyone would apply equal parts of basic security technology, policy/training and monitoring all the problems could be addressed for minimal effort and cost. But, then again, it's difficult to justify the huge salaries, head count and budget if you did your work efficiently without all the bells, whistles and crap, eh?
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