Sourcefire has announced that Immunet, the company’s advanced cloud-based anti-malware solution, has surpassed one million users. Immunet hit this milestone due to its revolutionary community-based detection model that simplifies the sharing of protection with one’s most trusted contacts. Immunet’s cloud-based approach enables users to better protect against zero-day attacks with real-time protection driven by intelligence from its user community. Each time a virus is blocked on one computer in the Immunet Community all other PCs are instantly protected from the same virus.
“Immunet is rapidly gaining wide acceptance because it fills a critical void – delivering true real-time malware protection,” said Oliver Friedrichs, Senior Vice President of the Cloud Technology Group at Sourcefire. “Unlike other anti-malware technologies, Immunet is an extremely light-weight solution that leverages a ‘strength in numbers’ approach to ensure that once one user is protected, all remaining users are instantly protected as well.”
Sourcefire recently released Immunet 3.0, which enables small businesses and consumers to create custom anti-malware signatures for more accurate protection against targeted attacks. Immunet 3.0 also offers an innovative Cloud Recall feature that can remediate previously approved files and automatically quarantine them in real-time based on new threat information. In addition, the Immunet technology recently outperformed all of its competitors and successfully defended against 100 percent of malware attacks in an independent test conducted by the Malware Research Group.
Immunet 3.0 is available as a free anti-malware download from the Immunet website