Security vendor Network Associates has made further progress integrating recently acquired technologies into its product lines.
The firm, which has made 40 acquisitions in the last 18 months, has added intrusion prevention technology from Entercept, acquired last month, into its system protection range.
Entercept's software watches for typical attack behaviour and moves to shut it down automatically. It also adapts itself to the user's traffic patterns so as to avoid false positives.
The integration process involves some re-coding to run under Network Assoicates' graphical user interface.
The software will now become part of the vendor's product suites and will also continue to be sold as a stand-alone product under the name Entercept from Network Associates.
Network monitoring technology from IntruVert, acquired at the start of April, has been added to the vendor's network security portfolio and product suites.
The technology can help mitigate the effects of virus attacks through recognising significantly increased network traffic volumes, a common indicator of worm activity.
Network Associates said its portfolio is built on the principle that there are two areas of IT security: system protection, including antivirus and anti-spam, and network protection, which includes network monitoring.
"Security management products are traditionally built by nerds for nerds," said Chris Thompson, vice president of marketing for Network Associates.
"We're now building user interfaces onto Sniffer Enhanced Network Performance Orchestrator for IP packet tracing that gives less technical users a more friendly way to configure and find faults, while allowing more technical users to get anywhere within the reporting function within two clicks of a mouse."
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