EEye Digital Security, maker of the Blink host-based intrusion prevention and antispyware security software, intends to expand into antivirus by the end of the year.
EEye Digital's CEO Ross Brown said the firm plans to partner with Norway-based Norman Data Defense in an agreement which will allow eEye to add its antivirus technology to Windows-based Blink 3.0 by year end.
"We'll be able to replace what might be four or five products on the desktop," said Brown. The current Blink v. 2.5, which costs US$59 or less based on discount, includes intrusion prevention, antispyware, antiphishing, a desktop firewall, policy-based access control and attack and event reporting to the REM Management Console.
In related news, eEye announced what it calls a "Neighborhood Watch" initiative that takes the data learned from the consumer version of Blink Personal to locate where phishing and spam attacks may be originating from in order for the eEye research team to push new rule sets down aimed for security purposes.