Symantec Pushes Deeper Into Threat Management
Symantec Corp. on Monday plans to introduce the next generation of its DeepSight Threat Management System.Symantec Corp. on Monday plans to introduce the next generation of its DeepSight Threat Management System, which now pays more attention to developing threats and early warnings. DeepSight 5.0 is the second major revision of the product since Symantecs acquisition of SecurityFocus, the company that developed the technology. The system relies on a network of sensors around the world that feed vulnerability, attack and other security data into a central correlation point. Symantec then analyzes the information and uses it to send out alerts about emerging threats and ongoing attacks. Using the data-mining tools and correlation capabilities in DeepSight, customers can then determine whether a new vulnerability or worm attack affects any systems in their particular environment.
"Customers want to understand the threat associated with a vulnerability. They want to get more out of their investments in IDS and firewalls," said Dee Liebenstein, senior product manager at Symantec, based in Cupertino, Calif.