Savant Protection has announced an endpoint security solution for Windows XP Embedded-based systems, including ATMs and POS (point of sales/service) systems. Savant's "Protection" package aims to stop unauthorized software from running, while having very little effect on system or network performance, according to the vendor.
Savant Protection uses an approach that is orthogonal to antivirus, anti-malware software, or desktop firewalls. That is, it can be used with or without them, according to Savant. Unlike these other security solutions, it requires no network access, since it does not need to download patches, lists, or virus signatures. It also does not tie up a system with scheduled system scans. Therefore, it is said to be particularly suited to relatively low-powered embedded systems that must operate autonomously.
Savant is described as a "shim" that places itself between a computer's queue of applications waiting to be run and its CPU. Any unknown or unauthorized software, including viruses and malware, will be proactively blocked, the company says.
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