StormSystem Gives Networks a Safe Harbor
Okena's new integrated security suite, StormSystem, focuses on intrusion prevention instead of detection and eschews the traditional signature-based approach to network security.Okena Inc. this week introduced its new integrated security suite, StormSystem, which combines its two previously released products. The new suite is based on StormWatch, which installs agents at various points of the network and collects data, which is in turn fed to the other components of StormSystem. The new release comprises StormWatch and StormFront, and like all of Okenas software, focuses on intrusion prevention instead of detection and eschews the traditional signature-based approach to network security. Instead of relying on patterns of known attacks, the software uses the data gathered by the StormWatch agents on each applications behavior characteristics, analyzes the data and then produces security policies for each application.
StormFront performs this analysis and policy generation and then moves the policies into the StormWatch manager for use on other applications.