LANDesk Software has unveiled its Host Intrusion Prevention suite, a behaviour-based security monitoring, alerting and remediation offering.
Host-based intrusion prevention systems go beyond traditional antivirus software in protecting computers based on the system's behaviour.
The Host Intrusion Prevention system defends against the increasing number of zero-day threats, rootkits and other malware, according to Landesk.
Unlike the signature-based scanning technology used by popular antivirus and anti-spyware offerings, Landesk's toolkit technology does not rely solely on pre-existing signatures and pattern files for identification of malware.
Instead, it uses rules-based technology that examines network traffic and machine behaviour to identify anomalies or incidents of security policy violations based on pre-defined rules set by security and IT administrators.
The Host Intrusion Prevention kit includes security enhancing capabilities such as application access control through white-listing, and file behaviour analysis and protection through policy-based remediation.
It also offers real-time monitoring of system start-up commands, rootkit detection and removal, and detection of uncertified clients and internet servers.
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