New security products 'adapting' to threats

Wednesday, 6 October 2004, 2:41 PM EST

As networks increase in size and complexity, security products are growing in sophistication and security threats are becoming more ingenious.

According to a recent study by The Yankee Group, more than 80 percent of companies connected to the Internet experienced a disruption in business due to a worm or virus in 2003. Another 40 percent of companies responding to The Yankee Group survey experienced a DoS attack. The report recommends that businesses take a more proactive approach to security, such as using intrusion prevention to block attacks and using products that can adapt to a changing security environment.

By Bob Francis at Info World.

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