PokerShield is a custom-designed Linux Ubuntu operating system that can be booted directly from CD or USB, or installed on your hard drive. Within the PokerShield system there are two Windows virtual machines (VMs)—the first dedicated to online poker, a second for all other computer activity.
The Ubuntu operating system is the host platform, but no knowledge of Linux is required. In fact, no interaction with Ubuntu is needed at all. The two Windows VMs can be used for all tasks.
The PokerShield system is custom-designed with security in mind—it automatically installs patches, enables only the required services, and conforms to security benchmarks recommended by the Center for Internet Security and DISA. The poker VM is locked down to only allow authorized poker applications to access the internet.
PokerShield will be completely free to download and use.