In addition to the 10 antivirus products Information Security evaluated, we also looked at Finjan's SurfinShield, which offers some intriguing capabilities to help stop
In environments where malicious active content downloaded from the Internet is a particular concern, SurfinShield offers increased protection, giving a level of granular control and customization not available in traditional antivirus products.
However, while SurfinShield attaches its tagging header to active content arriving via Internet Explorer, Outlook, tftp and some versions of Netscape, it doesn't provide protection against content that arrives via CD-ROMs, USB tokens and, of most concern, Windows network shares — a notable limitation. Thus, SurfinShield complements traditional antivirus for active content that arrives mostly via browsers and e-mail clients, but it's certainly not a replacement solution.
This was first published in June 2004