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Quick Takes: ISS atop intrusion detection market

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

IDC report singles out ISS

A recent International Data Corp., market-share report recognizes Internet Security Systems (ISS) as the worldwide leader in the intrusion detection and vulnerability assessment market. IDC reports that ISS security software solutions have 30% of the market share. The report breaks the market into five groups: network-based intrusion detection, host-based intrusion detection, network-based vulnerability assessment, host-based vulnerability assessment and hardware appliance intrusion detection. ISS' RealSecure owns 88% of the network-based intrusion detection software market, while Internet Scanner has 61% of the network-based vulnerability assessment market. Those two combined had 71% of the software market share for network-based solutions.

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EyeTicket has its day in court

Iris recognition solution provider EyeTicket was granted a preliminary injunction against Unisys Corp., for patent infringement. This week's ruling follows a temporary restraining order issued by the United States District Court of Virginia in January. The biometrics firm, suing on its behalf and that of Iridian Technologies sought to enforce two patents exclusively licensed to Iridian. EyeTicket uses the patents to cover its iris recognition identification as a key feature of its Passenger Processing System. The court determined that Unisys violated EyeTicket's exclusive rights under the patents and that Unisys can no longer use the patents for products related to automated ticketing and authentication in the air industry. EyeTicket identifies passengers with iris recognition. Following a one-time authentication, passengers boarding, baggage check and processing is automated.

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Barometer measures Internet attack trends

The number of Internet attacks increased 30% in February over January, according to Pilot Network Services' Pilot Cyber Barometer. The report also said that attempts to find vulnerable domain name system servers were up 500% and that stealth network mapping techniques accounted for 60% of all malicious activity during the month.

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McAfee nets ICSA certification

ICSA Labs, a security standard-setting lab, has certified McAfee's WebShield SMTP gateway anti-virus solution. According to ICSA, products to receive the ICSA Labs Certification for Internet Gateways must: detect 100% of the viruses listed in the current "In The Wild List," detect 90% of the ICSA Macro Virus Collection, detect viruses in compressed files that include, but is not limited to using the PKZip format, detects viruses in e-mail that has been encoded using "uuencode" format, detect viruses in e-mail that has been encoded using "MIME" encoding, and log all actions taken while scanning. WebShield SMTP is targeted at small- and mid-sized businesses.

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Kyberpass extends RSA license

Kyberpass Corp., a security software provider for trusted e-businesses, has extended its license of RSA Security's RSA BSafe Crypto-C software. The software is present in Kyberpass' e-Security TrustPlatforms, that use end-to-end PKI-based security solutions. Kyberpass solutions seamlessly allow applications to take advantage of PKI while implementing a customer's unique security policy and simplifying administration. Kyberpass implementation is rapid and supports major PKIs.

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