Trustware unveiled a new version of its powerful security software application, BufferZone Pro 3.0. By creating a “buffer zone” between the Internet and the users’ local PC environment, consumers can browse the Web, chat on IM, open email attachments, download files and other confidential information – all without the fear of malware attacks.
Based on virtualization technology, BufferZone Pro creates an impenetrable barrier that isolates Internet activity like Web browsing, instant messaging and peer-to-peer downloads, from the actual underlying PC’s operating system. This approach eliminates the need for file and traffic scanning as well as analysis of malicious code. Similarly, BufferZone Pro requires no signatures or security updates to perform its work. Its “set and forget” approach not only provides constant, always on protection, but also acts as an ideal partner for desktop firewalls and existing anti-virus solutions.
In addition to browser security, BufferZone Pro protects PCs from downloaded content such as files or binaries. Consumers can use downloaded documents, music files, or applications as they always have. The product ensures that such activity will always happen within an isolated environment; even if a file is infected, it will be contained within the “buffer zone”.
Two years ago HNS reviewed 1.6 version of the software, so you might check it out if you are interested to see more about the concept.