UPDATE: Eeye rolls out free PC security solution

Posted by Mark Raby

Aliso Viejo (CA) - Eeye Digital Security today announced a free version of its Blink computer security software for personal use. The application gives users protection against identity theft, worms, trojans, and other possible hacks, in an "unobtrusive, integrated and deeply-layered" agent, the first of its kind to be offered for free, said Eeye.

Blink Personal, a non-commercial version of the Blink Professional software that the company first released in 1998, is compatible with Windows computers and combines a handful of security solutions, most of which can be found individually for free, into a single software suite.

Included in the free download are application protection, system/application firewall, anti-phishing protection, and overall system control. Additionally, Blink Personal has a "Neighborhood Watch" program wherein users can report anonymous attacks to Eeye, who can then set up the necessary measures in case of a new attack threat.

"With Neighborhood Watch, the visibility of attacks reaches new levels that traditional honeypot technologies can't reach, as those systems are optimized for capturing self-replicating malware and attacks," said Ross Brown, Eeye's CEO.

In conjunction with the new free, personal version of the software, Eeye also announced today the latest installment in its Blink Professional series. The business-based version of the software includes all the protection from Blink Personal, as well as dynamic policy control, policy-based hardware access, and execution control, all of which are new for the latest version, allowing large companies to customize the exact level of activity and security throughout all connected PCs.

"Blink, as the industry's first Unified Client Security product, changes the game completely by incorporating all of the technology an enterprise needs, and also serving as a platform in which new features can be added later. All of this is done on a single, centrally managed agent, which is precisely what IT departments want," said Ross.