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Quick Takes: SecureWorks identifies attack signatures for ASPs, ISPs

Michael S. Mimoso, Editorial Director

SecureWorks ASP, ISP service protects servers, databases

Secure Works has launched its attack signature service for application service providers and Internet service providers that protects servers and databases. The attack signature stops attacks in real time using its data fingerprint correlation technology. SecureWorks' iSensor product blocks malicious packets, differentiating them from safe packets. The product is targeted at banks that host or outsource online banking services. Health care providers that use data clearinghouses to store patient records are also prime targets for SecureWorks, the company said. SecureWorks identifies attack signatures and sends them to iSensor as they are identified, eliminating the need for systems administrators to keep up with update downloads.

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