Trustware has released a new version of its security software application, BufferZone Pro 3.0. BufferZone is sold 100 percent through indirect channel partners, and Trustware is actively recruiting partners.
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, said the company.
By creating a “buffer zone” between the Internet and the users’ local PC environment, consumers can browse the Web, chat on IM, open e-mail attachments, download files and other confidential information, while being protected from malware attacks.
BufferZone Pro 3.0 also adds a new feature called “privacy zone.” Beginning with Version 3.0, users now are able to both encapsulate their browser session and create a list of trusted Web sites used for confidential transactions such as banking, online trading or Intranet sites. Once defined, these trusted sites will always open within the “privacy zone,” thereby preventing identity thieves from stealing or gaining access to sensitive information such as social security numbers, banking information or passwords.
BufferZone Pro 3.0 for Windows XP is available immediately. Its suggested retail price of $39.95 includes one year of service and maintenance. BufferZone 3.0 for Windows Vista is available as a free beta version. Both can be downloaded at www.trustware.com.