Firm hunts for Nimda-like worms in Web traffic

Tuesday, 17 February 2004, 2:13 PM EST

London-based security outfit ScanSafe today launched a Net-based filtering service designed to counter Web-borne viruses and malicious code.

Firms such as MessageLabs have made a successful business from weeding viruses in email traffic; ScanSafe is applying much the same methodology to HTTP traffic.

ScanSafe scans for all Web viruses by integrating AntiVirus engines from three leading AV vendors with its own proprietary Internet-level detection technology, Outbreak Intelligence. Web traffic requests from users are redirected via ScanSafe's network of beefy Web caches acting as secure proxy servers.

The company says it has set up high-bandwidth connections to ensure the rapid scanning and delivery of Web content.

By John Leyden at The Register.

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