Symantec Offers Proactive Intrusion Prevention

By | December 13, 2005

Symantec announced on Monday its new proactive behavior-based intrusion prevention solution, Symantec Critical System Protection, for protection of servers and clients running on multiple platforms including Windows, UNIX and Linux.

“Preventing an information security breach or loss of customer data on critical systems is paramount to avoiding possible damage to a company´s brand reputation,” said Chirantan Desai, director of product management for client and host security at Symantec. “Backed by Symantec´s global intelligence network, Symantec Critical System Protection integrates real time behavior-based intrusion prevention with host intrusion detection to protect and respond against known and unknown attacks.”

The new solution is part of Symantec’s portfolio of endpoint security that enables enterprises to regain control of network security and ensure compliance across the organization. It delivers intrusion prevention technology, system audit, high-performance firewall and exploit prevention techniques such as buffer overflow and memory-based attack protection.

A centralized management consol allows network administrators to manage end-point security across heterogeneous IT environments. Using out-of-the-box security policies, administrator can simply lock down the operating system, applications and databases. Further more, IT managers can configure policy controls over device management, such as wireless connections and USB devices.

“Compliance management and zero-day protection of critical assets is a top priority for today´s leading enterprises,” said Jon Oltsik, senior analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group. “Symantec Critical System Protection provides a comprehensive, enterprise class security solution with multiple layers of protection to guard against new emerging and blended threat strategies.”

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