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Quick Takes: ISS platform protects all points

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

ISS brings intrusion detection, active blocking to desktop

Internet Security Systems (ISS) has released RealSecure Protection System for Desktops, a pervasive protection platform that secures every point of compromise across an enterprise. The new solution protects mobile, remote and corporate desktops and includes Desktop Scanner, a new security assessment technology, and Network Ice' Black Ice firewall for workstations. ISS is touting the release as the first that scans for desktop security weaknesses along with intrusion detection and active blocking. Other features include: protection against the latest security threats and policy issues; scanning of remote PCs for backdoor zombie programs; secure data collection and reporting; easy installation of intrusion detection component that is centrally manageable from a browser-based console.

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