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eEye Launches Blink Pro Endpoint Security Suite

eEye Digital Security intros an enterprise endpoint security suite that includes intrusion prevention and policy-based hardware access to lock out iPods and flash drives.

eEye Digital Security on Monday unveiled Blink Professional, an enterprise endpoint security suite that includes intrusion prevention, policy-based hardware access to lock out iPods and flash drives, and control over which processes are launched on the client.

At the same time, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-based security company also released Blink Personal, a stripped-down, free-of-charge edition for consumers.

The $59 Blink Professional is the vendor's first foray into endpoint defenses. "The industry needs to expand its definition of what 'endpoint security' means. Right now, it is a mish-mash of point products that often only offer reactive protection," said Marc Maiffret, eEye's chief technology officer, in a statement. "More than just consolidated security functionality, a good endpoint product will deliver proactive protection from unknown and known threats and offer complete management and control over the systems for which IT is responsible."

Blink includes both a system and application firewall, a buffer overflow protection feature, anti-malware and anti-spyware scanning and removal, a protocol-driven intrusion protection system (IPS), and what eEye calls "dynamic policy control" that lets administrators vary device security policies depending on the system's location.

Blink Personal, which lacks the enterprise-grade policy features, can be downloaded from the eEye Web site free of charge; users must submit an e-mail address and name. Personal, which was first mentioned by Maiffret in July, also includes an option that anonymously collects threat and attack statistics and transmits the data to eEye.

"The past year has shown us that the nature of security has changed, from annoying viruses and spyware as the predominate threats, to hackers gaining access to your system and installing keyloggers [and] Trojan horses to gain access to your personal data", said Maiffret. " Blink Personal [can] effectively repel every remote hacker attack in an unobtrusive format."

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