Green Border: Google's next assault on MSN/Yahoo?

Google pulled out the wallet and acquired a security company called Green Border on May 11. This company has found a unique solution to stop malware that may find its way onto your computer by simply browsing the internet.

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Google pulled out the wallet and acquired a security company called Green Border on May 11. This company has found a unique solution to stop malware that may find its way onto your computer by simply browsing the internet.

Headquartered in Mountain View, California, GreenBorder Technologies was founded in 2001 to bring a new approach to enterprise security. GreenBorder, the industry’s first Desktop DMZ software for Windows, keeps Internet invaders out and enterprise data in. It allows users to safely connect anywhere, go to any website, open any Internet email or attachment, and use any downloaded files without worry. GreenBorder’s unique, signature-less approach never needs updating and provides continuous protection against corruption, theft and invasion of business data systems.


The Green Border website explains that your Internet session remains on its protected environment which, when it ends, restores itself to a "clean" state. I'm wondering if installations of the MSN or Yahoo toolbar will magically disappear by itself? If this ever happens, I guarantee MSN/Yahoo will be crying foul without delay.

GreenBorder creates a protected environment on your computer. Any type of activity and interaction, while you are on the Internet, will be directed to the protected environment. For instance, if you go to a website that is trying to maliciously infest your PC with malware, GreenBorder will keep the malware contained to the protected environment and simply discards it at the end of the session. This will keep your PC clean and free of any threats and at the same time gets rid of all the residue that builds up during your activity on the Internet.