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By Dennis Fisher  |  Posted 2003-01-16 Print this article Print

: ISS Eyes Brass Ring of Security Management"> The Dynamic Threat Protection strategy is similar to the approach that Symantec Corp. announced last fall. Symantec, of Cupertino, Calif., is betting heavily on the enterprise market and is tying all of its various firewall, IDS, anti-virus and other technologies together under one security event management system. The company is also working toward being able to handle alerts and events from a wide range of other vendors products, something that ISS is doing as well. ISS system will be able to handle events fed to it from Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.s FireWall-1 and Cisco Systems Inc.s PIX firewall, for example. The ultimate goal of both of these strategies is to filter down the number of events to a realistic amount and then act on those actual threats.
"We can reduce millions of results per day down to a handful that are actionable," Noonan said. "You cant do this without real-time IDS and threat management working together."
Why such a dramatic shift now? Noonan said the decision was driven by the realities of the rapidly evolving security landscape and the realization that users still arent secure after years of innovation and experimentation. "This industry is changing because it has to," he said. "Its not effective as it is."


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