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IDS criticisms kindle debate

A Gartner Inc. report that called intrusion-detection systems a failed technology that isn’t cost-effective evoked fervent reactions last week from users, vendors and analysts on both sides of the argument. Some concurred with Gartner’s position, saying IDSs are difficult to manage and generate far more data than is useful. “I couldn’t agree more,” said Eric Beasley, network administrator at Baker Hill Corp., an application service provider in Carmel, Ind., that replaced its IDS with a Web application firewall. “IDS did little to increase our overall security,” he said. “All I got was information overload.” Others said that despite the problems, it’s premature to completely write off IDS technology. Full Story

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