nai announces major shift in security

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    NAI Making Major Shift in Strategy
    By Dennis Fisher
    October 17, 2003





    Network Associates Inc. on Monday will unveil the details of its enterprisewide intrusion protection strategy, including the rollout of a new product. The new strategy relies heavily on technologies and products that the company acquired through its recent acquisitions and is based on the concepts of both host and network-based intrusion protection.




    This new plan represents a major strategic shift for NAI, a company that has relied upon its anti-virus products for most of its revenue in the past. NAI officials stress that the company is not getting out of the AV market, but is instead combining its AV technology with a number of others to form a more complete protection platform.

    "Security vendors for years—and I blame Network Associates as much as anyone—have built point solutions that protect a certain portion of the network, and they haven't integrated very well," said Ryan McGee, director of product marketing for systems security solutions at NAI, based in Santa Clara, Calif.

    The first new product to emerge from the new plan will be McAfee Entercept Desktop, which will be available in November. The application is designed to block malicious behavior on the desktop before it can affect the security of the system. It uses a mixture of behavior-based and signature-based detection to identify unwanted processes


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    I wonder if this is actually good news...
     
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    I would hope it is but anymore it seems most of the companys we have to deal with are very self serving which is not usually good for us. :(
     
  4. Stranger

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    It some instances both firewalls and avs have been inadequate.

    Hmm, seems like NAI is gonna make a move to integrate it's consumer desktop protection lines, either it's av or firewall or both, with some form of IDS. Perhaps heading to a direction similar to ISS Blackice, but with a wider offering.
     
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