Q&A Voodooshield SRP feature

ticklemefeet

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Over on COU Dan had mentioned this feature. What do you think?

"One thing I have played around with was having an option for SRP instead of our whitelist snapshot... but I have yet to find an advantage in doing so... but if there is one, please let me know! I think our current approach is much more granular and user-friendly than having an option like that. One thing is for sure, we do not want to add features that will only bloat VS and not offer anything useful or significant, but there are certainly new features we can consider adding."
 

Slyguy

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Honestly, the lock idea is a brilliant thing IMO. Personally I think he should trim it down and offer a basic lock product with few features and almost no false positives. Then have the VS we all know as a corporate product. I'd have a lineup like this;

VLock - A good all around, easy to use, low false positive simple to use computer lock that can run with any security suite as a bonus.
VShield - Corporate focused product. Possibly with a centrally managed portal. (probably required for corporate ecosystem penetration)

I'd ditch the free offering entirely. Offer a 30 day trial on VLock, along with sales/discounts but an entirely paid-only offering. Once everything is solidified and perfected launch a campaign to promote and demonstrate it, attract real investors and make bank.
 

shmu26

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Over on COU Dan had mentioned this feature. What do you think?

"One thing I have played around with was having an option for SRP instead of our whitelist snapshot... but I have yet to find an advantage in doing so... but if there is one, please let me know! I think our current approach is much more granular and user-friendly than having an option like that. One thing is for sure, we do not want to add features that will only bloat VS and not offer anything useful or significant, but there are certainly new features we can consider adding."
Note that Dan says
1 he sees no advantage to SRP
2 he is against bloat.
That says it all. He is polite enough and gentleman enough to give the idea some air-time, but unless someone comes up with a killer argument in favor, he is not going to do it.
 

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#8
Just out of curiosity, how did the whole idea of SRP as a Voodooshield feature come up? How and why did someone want VS to do that?
Someone on COU wondered if VS was no longer being developed. It came up as an example of things Dan had wondered about, but this was only part of his reply. And yes, he's firmly against bloat and says not much is happening since VS is mature but he's still open to ideas.