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Building intelligence into security tools

Federal agencies and enterprises could have a more accurate profile of the applications and systems on their networks that need protection from cyberattacks by year’s end when Sourcefire Inc. rolls out extensions to its intrusion-management system. The company plans to unveil the Realtime Network Awareness (RNA) appliance, which can help information technology managers better understand what assets and services are vulnerable to attack and, as a result, could put the network at risk. The appliance is designed to fix a flaw in traditional network-based intrusion-detection systems. Although designed to alert IT managers to suspicious activity on the network, such systems often “run without any context about the network they are protecting,” said Martin Roesch, chief technology officer and founder of Columbia, Md.-based Sourcefire. Full Story

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