Focus: Using Fingerprints
What do I need fingerprints for?
iQ.Suite uses fingerprints to identify file formats, for instance within a Watchdog file restriction job to intercept and filter out specific file types. Various third-party products, such as virus scanners, unpacking engines as well as text analyzers and converters, are also controlled through fingerprints. In that context, binary information is the safest way to identify file formats and exclude file manipulations. On the other hand, name patterns can be used for quick reaction to new situations, i.e. to identify specific file formats or files through their name.
Last update on 05/03/2011 by GBS Team.