TITLE

Defending Against Viruses, Worms And DoS Attacks

AUTHOR(S)
Robb, Drew
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Dec2005, Vol. 35 Issue 12, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on a set of technologies and procedures developed by IT companies to protect systems from a full spectrum of internal and external dangers. According to Rich Mogull, research vice president of Gartner Inc., the major change in the threats faced by the industry is that there are fewer experimenters and more professional cyber criminals. Mogull says that Denial of Services attacks need high availability networks in order to protect the system. The Weather Channel Interactive in Atlanta uses intrusion prevention systems on the Internet border and intrusion detection systems that filter inbound email for viruses and malicious content to protect their systems. The Weather Channel plans to implement Cisco's Network Admission Control, a set of technologies built into the network infrastructure which enforce policy compliance on all devices connecting to the network. The device ConSentry box use algorithms to analyze traffic, rather than using signatures of viruses or worms. Wells Dairy Inc. has installed remotely managed personal firewalls from Sygate Inc. in the laptops and remote connections. The firewall blocks all incoming traffic except for the VPN when the computers are outside the network.
ACCESSION #
19414262

 

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