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ForeScout Technologies updated IDS uses counterintelligence to provide enterprises with an early-warning system to better secure network perimeters from attacks. But this extra layer of protection is expensive.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // ActiveScout IDS will in the long run be a better network safeguard than signature-based products because it can detect reconnaissance events, even from unknown attacks. When properly configured, ActiveScout runs automatically and requires minimal maintenance. PROS // ActiveResponse technology provides early attack detection and prevention; easy to set up. CONS // Expensive; lacks Gigabit Ethernet support. ForeScout Technologies Inc., San Mateo, Calif.; (650) 358-5580; www.forescout.com
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // ActiveScout is easy to install in the front line of any network, and its default policies will enable IT managers to quickly start looking for potential attacks.