While BufferZone Pro is mostly known for creating a virtual “buffer zone” around Internet facing applications, BufferZone Pro 3.0 adds a new feature called “privacy zone”. Beginning with Version 3.0, users are now able to both encapsulate their browser session and create a list of trusted Web sites used for confidential transactions such as banking, online trading or Intranet sites. Once defined, these trusted sites will always open within the “privacy zone,” thereby preventing identity thieves from stealing or gaining access to sensitive information such as social security numbers, banking information, or passwords. With BufferZone Pro 3.0, consumers can safely browse their favorite Web sites, as well as shop and bank online, without being afraid.
Based on virtualization technology, BufferZone Pro claims it creaties an impenetrable barrier that isolates Internet activity like Web browsing, instant messaging and peer-to-peer downloads, from the actual underlying PC’s operating system. This approach eliminates the need for file and traffic scanning as well as analysis of malicious code. Similarly, BufferZone Pro requires no signatures or security updates to perform its work. Its “set and forget” approach not only provides constant, always on protection, but also acts as an ideal partner for desktop firewalls and existing anti-virus solutions.
BufferZone Pro 3.0 for Windows XP is available immediately. Its suggested retail price of $39.95 includes one year of service and maintenance. BufferZone 3.0 for Windows Vista is available as a free beta version.