ISS announces new security products to detect anomalies

Anomaly detection is the new name of the security game

Internet Security Systems has launched a group of new products aimed at helping network administrators, including a network anomaly detection system.

The Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System is designed to identify points of failure and compromise on networks, and to respond quickly to network changes without a need for extensive network administrator interaction, the company says. The system uses an integrated group of analysis engines to monitor networks.

The system will allow network administrators to closely monitor critical services, shut down unused or unauthorised ports, and segment networks to prevent the spread of worms, ISS says.

Proventia Network Anomaly Detection System can be used either as a stand-alone ISS product or as an integrated component of ISS’s enterprise security platform, ISS announced at the RSA Conference 2006 in San Jose, California.

In addition, ISS’s announced the Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner, designed to move the company’s product line from vulnerability assessment to complete vulnerability management and protection.

Proventia Network Enterprise Scanner offers customers automatic and continuous vulnerability scanning, including a set of workflow and reporting tools. The scanner is an “easy-to-install” appliance with a simple graphical user interface, ISS says.

ISS also unveiled a new hardware design for its intrusion prevention technology. ISS’s new Proventia Network Intrusion Prevention System is designed to be easier to use for network administrators and marks the company’s transition to custom-built appliance platforms, the company says.

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