IT security specialist Frame4 Security Systems has today launched its unique Malware Distribution Project (MD:Pro) service, a new addition to its extensive security portfolio which will offer developers of security systems and anti-malware products a vast collection of downloadable malware from a secure and reliable source, exclusively for the purposes of analysis, testing, research and development.
Bringing together for the first time a large back-catalogue of malware, computer underground related information and IT security resources under one project, this major new system also contains a large selection of undetected malware, along with an open collaborative platform where malware samples can be shared among its members. The database is constantly being updated with new files, and maintained to keep it running at an optimum. MD:Pro will contain around 120.000 downloadable malware samples by the end of 2006.
“We felt the security industry long needed an environment such as MD:Pro,” said Anthony Aykut, Managing Director, Frame4 Security Systems. “Computer criminals have had access to malware repositories for years, whereas the security industry never even had one reputable research and development resource. MD:Pro gives security researchers the room to concentrate on developing solutions, instead of spending valuable time trying to track down malware samples.”
A product of many years´ research, cataloging and compilation of hard to find information, this subscription based service will be extremely attractive to anti-virus/anti-spyware manufacturers, developers of IDS/IPS systems, etc., along with large corporations and ISPs. Registrations are limited to corporate customers only. For a preview of MD:Pro, visit http://www.frame4.net/mdpro.
Key benefits for customers are:
• A single, secure, and reliable download resource • Vast amounts of historical data, along with the very latest malware sources • Custom system, designed to provide maximum benefit to anti-malware research staff • Contents updated and maintained continuously by skilled security engineers • Systems monitored 24 x 7 for maximum possible uptime and availability • A non-public list, made available for the purposes of analysis, testing, research & development