Date Added: Oct 2010
In September of 2009, Symantec released its first reputation based security offering as a part of its consumer security products. They have given us insight into the types of threats that can be effectively detected using a reputation system and they have helped us to understand how to adjust the system to maintain its overall effectiveness over time. This paper presents an analysis of the real world effectiveness of reputation based security in detecting new malware. It provides an overview of the concept and how it is implemented in the overall context of our security products.