BitDefender®, an award winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, is taking a new approach to safe browsing with today's launch of TrafficLight, a real-time anti-virus and anti-phishing web scanner. Unlike most web safety solutions, TrafficLight is not a browser toolbar and does not rely on users to rate visited pages.
TrafficLight is browser-independent software that filters web traffic and ‘talks' to the user via the semaphore-like cues it inserts in visited web pages, signalling how safe it is to follow a given link. It does not take up screen real-estate otherwise - the configuration interface can be called up with a simple mouse gesture, but normally stays hidden. TrafficLight uses the BitDefender scanning engines to check and rate every page and link from the users' web traffic, blocking unsafe content before it reaches the user's browser - whichever that may be.
"With TrafficLight, BitDefender is taking browser security by storm," said Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender CTO. "BitDefender saw early on in development that the usual approach of letting the browser load and render web pages by itself is not very safe, as it may be too late to deal with the results when a malicious page has already been loaded. In addition, relying on site reputation is not the be-all end-all of web security. For these reasons, BitDefender decided to take a proactive approach with TrafficLight."
BitDefender is making TrafficLight available starting today in an open Beta test from http://trafficlight.bitdefender.com. BitDefender is also launching a stripped-down version of TrafficLight as a Google Chrome browser extension, aimed mostly at people using Linux and Mac OS X. The extension is available from the Google Chrome extensions website.
BitDefender is the creator of one of the industry's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified security software. Since its inception in 2001, BitDefender has continued to raise the bar and set new standards in proactive threat prevention. Every day, BitDefender protects tens of millions of home and corporate users across the globe - giving them the peace of mind of knowing that their digital experiences will be secure. BitDefender security solutions are distributed by a global network of value-added distribution and reseller partners in more than 100 countries worldwide. More information about BitDefender and its products are available at the company's security solutions press room. Additionally, BitDefender's www.malwarecity.com provides background and the latest updates on security threats helping users stay informed in the everyday battle against malware.