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This article is part of the August 2005 issue of Betting the house on network anomaly detection systems
TECHKNOWLEDGE Network anomaly detection is the newest player at the security table. Case Study: Boyd Gaming Rolls a Winner With NADS Few understand risk better than a casino operator. That's why Les Leonard, director of IT for Boyd Gaming, doesn't take any chances when it comes to securing his IT infrastructure. In addition to conventional layered security defenses, Leonard relies on anomaly detection to protect the $1.7 billion gaming company from zero-day attacks and insider abuse. About a year ago, Leonard deployed Lancope's StealthWatch and the StealthWatch management console — and he soon realized that he wasn't aware of everything happening on Boyd's network. Leonard says StealthWatch helps him spot "things that are occurring that shouldn't be occurring." Recently, StealthWatch spotted and blocked a South Korean lottery company trying to use one of Boyd's Web servers as a spamming device. "That's the kind of thing it's great at," he says. Boyd has been running StealthWatch for more than a year now, and Leonard says it has helped block the MS Blaster ... Access >>>
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