Host-based intrusion detection key to security

Friday, 31 October 2003, 1:04 PM EST

Cisco security solutions specialist Eric van Gend says the increasing speed and sophistication of virus and hacker attacks demands that networks become more adaptive, self managing, self protecting, and self healing. “An ongoing strategy from Cisco is to create self-defending intelligent networks.”

“In future, networks will need automatic systems that will be able to respond to virus attacks within seconds to prevent serious damage”, he told customers and partners of Cisco Systems and Internet Solutions in Bryanston yesterday. “There is a constant need to pay attention to security because the world is constantly changing.”

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