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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2010, 05:29:48 PM »
A user using CIS will find an unknown file....
CIS passes it to DACS component...
DACS then sends it out to all other DACS contributors....
DACS contributors scan and send the result back to the user..

A DACS contributor has a software that he/she uses to work along with their AV product.

Why is this innovation?
its NOT a cloud based system per se.. its a p2p kind of system...
If you were to run a server based system, then you would require AV companies approval. But in a p2p environment, a user scanning a file then informing the community does not require the approval of the AV company. There is nothing stopping a user from saying: hey this file is not good.


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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2010, 05:34:47 PM »
How many people is needed to make this system work?

no more than 80 people.....

we already have these volunteers and their systems are already setup....

its only the "unknown" files that has to be scanned....actually the amount of load on the DACS networks is NOT that much for scanning. the sytems are all ready. As a matter of fact, we don't want many contributors. Just trusted community members to make sure we don't have any issues with "data poisioning" etc.. So we are quite happy with the current level of contributors we already have and grateful to them. And the current level is more than sufficient to handle the volume. We know the volume because all the unknown files get sent to Comodo for analysis via sandbox anyway, so this tells us the approx volumes for DACS network.

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #17 on: December 23, 2010, 05:39:34 PM »
You said about 13 AVs... what they are?

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2010, 05:42:16 PM »
Also: we are more than happy to open up the technology and infrastructure to other AV companies, as long as they are legitimate entities who care about end users.

All we want is: User to have the best detection, period!

What we don't want is: AV companies protecting criminals by keeping samples to themselves!

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2010, 05:47:33 PM »
You said about 13 AVs... what they are?

Mcafee, Norton etc..

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2010, 05:48:58 PM »
Mcafee, Norton etc..

lets us complete the launch etc...then we'll keep a list of all supported AVs somewhere where we can see.

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2010, 05:49:55 PM »
Dang!! And i wanted to be a contributor...  :P
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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2010, 05:50:32 PM »
Dang!! And i wanted to be a contributor...  :P

same =(

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2010, 05:54:39 PM »
Dang!! And i wanted to be a contributor...  :P

Thank you guys, we will most definitely keep you guys in mind. There is a very strict qualification process for the contributors. Because we want to make sure what is fed to the community is nothing but the best about the scan results. We don't want some "upset" people/companies to come be a contributor and start feeding false results. And also there really isn't a need for anymore than a handful number of people which we already have got..

but thank you again.

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #24 on: December 23, 2010, 05:56:21 PM »
Thank you guys, we will most definitely keep you guys in mind. There is a very strict qualification process for the contributors. Because we want to make sure what is fed to the community is nothing but the best about the scan results. We don't want some "upset" people/companies to come be a contributor and start feeding false results. And also there really isn't a need for anymore than a handful number of people which we already have got..

but thank you again.

Melih
Anytime Melih   :-TU
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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #25 on: December 23, 2010, 05:56:54 PM »
could you tell us if the contributor can be a home user?

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #26 on: December 23, 2010, 05:57:12 PM »
A user using CIS will find an unknown file....
CIS passes it to DACS component...
DACS then sends it out to all other DACS contributors....
DACS contributors scan and send the result back to the user..

A DACS contributor has a software that he/she uses to work along with their AV product.

Why is this innovation?
its NOT a cloud based system per se.. its a p2p kind of system...
If you were to run a server based system, then you would require AV companies approval. But in a p2p environment, a user scanning a file then informing the community does not require the approval of the AV company. There is nothing stopping a user from saying: hey this file is not good.


superb!  :-TU , so all the unknown files on my pc will be sent to DACS to check them when I make a full system scan !  :-TU  :-TU

correct me if I'm wrong plz
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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #27 on: December 23, 2010, 05:57:29 PM »
could tell us if the contributor can be a home user?

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sure...

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #28 on: December 23, 2010, 05:58:54 PM »
superb!  :-TU , so all the unknown files on my pc will be sent to DACS to check them when I make a full system scan !  :-TU  :-TU

correct me if I'm wrong plz

Indeed..(if you choose to enable DACS in CIS...)...

Also, the system is designed so that you have a seamless experience...it will be like a Cloud look up that CIS does...very efficient system...

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Re: Anti Virus companies are protection Criminals - not anymore thanks to DACS!
« Reply #29 on: December 23, 2010, 06:00:01 PM »
Melih you are a genius :P

It will be in the next relase of CIS (5.1) ?

 

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