New Armor to Thwart Hacks

    Date07 Jun 2004
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    While many enterprises are still adjusting to the concept of signatureless defenses such as intrusion prevention systems, Determina Inc., a startup founded by a group of security-industry veterans, and Immunix Inc., a top Linux security provider, are rolling out solutions designed to lock down server memory space and allow only explicitly permitted operations among applications and processes. . . . While many enterprises are still adjusting to the concept of signatureless defenses such as intrusion prevention systems, Determina Inc., a startup founded by a group of security-industry veterans, and Immunix Inc., a top Linux security provider, are rolling out solutions designed to lock down server memory space and allow only explicitly permitted operations among applications and processes.

    This tack represents a shift from the decades-old approach of detecting and stopping attacks in progress using signatures or pattern-recognition algorithms. Customers and security experts say the new tools signal a new direction for the industry at large.

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