Security Web Digest: Intrusion Detection Upgrade, AVDL Committee, New Peakflow X Ships... and More
Application Vulnerability Description Language could bring security interoperability... Zone Labs Integrity 2.2 announced... Neoteris and Netegrity announce partnership... and more from around the webInternet NetScreen Technologies on Monday unveiled a software upgrade to its intrusion-detection and prevention product line. The upgrade addresses vulnerabilities in instant messaging and peer-to-peer file sharing applications. The latest version of the NetScreen IDP software, available for the NetScreen-IDP 10, 100, and 500, includes attack detection and prevention for instant messaging and file exchange protocols including MSN, IRC, Yahoo Messenger, Gnutella, and AOL. RSA Conference
Security vendors on Monday unveiled a proposed standard that would enable their products to communicate with one another. The application vulnerability description language, or AVDL, would give enterprises the option of mixing products rather than buying application suites from one vendor. The Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, an international standards body knownas OASIS, has established a technical committee for developing AVDL. The committee, which is scheduled to hold its first meeting May 15, is expected to release a final AVDL specification by the fourth quarter of this year.