January 18th, 2005, 02:40 PM
HP recently announced that it was working on what it calls “Virus-Throttling Software” that will supposedly slow, if not stop, the spread of viruses and worms on a network.
The jist is that, once the virus "throttler" detects suspicious behavior, it limits the computer’s functionality reducing or eliminating network connectivity or closing specific ports to try to self-quarantine the offending system so to speak.
Has anyone heard about this? Any thoughts on the efficacy of this solution? Any issues you think will make it not work?
I am also curious if this will be offered standalone for use on various systems, or if HP plans to only embed it in their own systems as a proprietary soution. Are you aware of any similar solutions from other vendors?