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Mobilizing A Community To Fight Malware

May 03, 2010, 19:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Zeljka Zorz)

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"The word about Immunet's free anti-virus solution is spreading fast. The agent installed on my computer tells me that there are currently 162,597 people in the Immunet Cloud, and that I'm protected from 12,637,576 threats. When I first installed it almost a month ago, the number of users was around 122,000.

"But, what is Immunet Protect? How does it work? And what can account for such a fast adoption? These are all good questions and they will be answered, but allow me to say a few words about the company first.

"Founded in July 2008 by Oliver Friedrichs, former Director of Emerging Technologies at Symantec, Immunet is still a small firm. The management team consists of three people: Friedrichs (CEO), Alfred Huger (VP of Engineering) and Dr. Adam O'Donnell (Director of Cloud Engineering)."

It takes the power of a worldwide cluster to protect Windows --ed.

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