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What is the difference between Sandboxing's base image and virtual machines?

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Article ID: 216784

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Content Analysis Software Content Analysis Software - CA

Issue/Introduction

The difference between Sandboxing's base image and virtual machines or also known as IntelliVM.

Environment

Release : 2.4 and 3.x

Component : Sandboxing

Resolution

Base images are not used to execute malware analysis tasks within the Content Analysis appliance. Instead, they are used to create profiles which then run tasks within the IntelliVM virtual machine framework. Each base image can have one or more IntelliVM profiles, each with its own customizations designed to replicate a particular Windows environment. These customizations may include commercial applications, custom applications, additional web browsers, and patches to components. Note that only one profile is allowed per base image when in trial mode.