WhatIs definition: Inline network device

Network Intrusion Detection (IDS)

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  • Security Wire Weekly: Details from RSA 2006, including proposed national ID card system and product

    This third and final special edition of Security Wire Weekly podcast from the 2006 RSA Conference covers what experts and attendees say about the merits of a proposed national ID card system, the most significant product announcements of the week fro... 

  • Attacks driven by love of money

    Symantec's latest threat report shows digital desperadoes are exploiting Web application flaws and using "modular" malcode to launch lucrative attacks. 

  • Sourcefire acquisition under government scrutiny

    Government officials are considering whether to thwart Israel-based Check Point's $225 million acquisition of Sourcefire. Some say foreign ownership of Snort may threaten national security. 

  • Information security, 'CSI' style

    A consultant to the FBI and Scotland Yard says cybersecurity professionals better be careful when they react to a network intrusion, lest they inadvertently let the crooks escape. 

  • Sourcefire's Roesch pledges long, open source life for Snort

    SAN JOSE, Calif. -- You might not expect it, but one of the security industry's most successful executives shares a house with his mother-in-law.

    In fact, Martin Roesch, founder and chief technology officer of Sourcefire Inc., and inventor of th... 

  • Security Bytes: Cisco adds to its patch pile

    Flaws in IOS and CallManager could be exploited to escalate administrative privileges and cause a denial of service. Meanwhile, exploit code targets Veritas NetBackup. 

  • IDS: Still head of the class in security education

    Despite its "old school" image, a technologist at the CSI Computer Security Conference says intrusion detection offers quite an education in network security. 

  • Snort update fixes security hole

    Attackers could exploit a flaw in the open source IDS to gain unauthorized network access, security firms warn. But a fix is available. 

  • Snort users fear future under Check Point

    With Check Point acquiring Sourcefire and its Snort open source IDS, users fear it may be the beginning of the end for one of the industry's most popular security tools. 

  • CCSP courses, exam changing next month

    Those seeking Cisco's security credential and specialization in VPN, firewall and IDS will soon follow different curricula that better reflect the vendor's current product lines.