Is variable reponse the key to secure systems?
Intrusion detection software (IDS) first made a serious impression on the European security market in the late 1990s. As with vulnerability scanning products, how good it was depended on where it got its database from and how often it was updated.
IDS then languished for a few years with little variation. Improvements in alerting, refinements in detecting false positives and more enterprise scalability were the notable developments.
By Phil Cracknell at ComputerWeekly.
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