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NIST: Security products need standardization

Despite wide use across government, intrusion detection systems have no standard metrics to measure their performance, according to a new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The report “An Overview of Issues in Testing Intrusion Detection Systems” concluded that there are no comprehensive and scientifically rigorous methodologies to test the effectiveness of intrusion detection systems, which monitor and analyze systems and network traffic for possible hacker attackers or misuse. Internet Security Systems Inc., Network Associates Inc. and Symantec Corp. are among the vendors who sell intrusion detection systems. Full Story

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