ISS Eyes Brass Ring of Security Management
With a raft of new partnerships and products, ISS takes bold new tack on security management.ATLANTAInternet Security Systems Inc. on Thursday announced its plans to make a grab for the brass ring of security management: dynamically protecting networks and individual machines by tying threat data to vulnerabilities in real time. The new strategy, dubbed Dynamic Threat Protection, includes several new partnerships and product launches and represents a major bet on ISS part that the days of best-of-breed security architectures are over. The centerpiece of the new strategy is RealSecure Site Protector 2.0. The new version brings all of the security capabilities in a given network under one command-and-control system. It relies on RealSecure agents on each protected machinefrom servers to desktops to laptopsand utilizes a single policy-management component for the entire system.
Site Protector is closely tied to the new release of Fusion, which now utilizes intelligence from ISS X-Force research team to instantly analyze and correlate incoming threat information. That data is then mapped against vulnerabilities found in the network to provide a real-time view of the effect of the attack.