Tech 10: Hot Antivirus Alternatives For 2013


Bromium vSentury Uses Hardware Virtualization

vSentury from Bromium is being overseen by former Citrix gurus Simon Crosby and Ian Pratt. While the product is only in version 1.1, it is turning heads with its ability to isolate vulnerable Windows tasks in a sandbox environment. The company said its Microviser forces tasks to run with strict low privilege rights, minimizing the ability of malware to embed itself on a system. The company said the product currently runs on top Windows XP and the 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7. Support for Mac OSX is expected in early 2013. As expected, coming from former Citrix executives, the product works with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) scenarios and runs on top of Microsoft Remote Desktop Services on Citrix XenDesktop. It works on VMware View too.