Security technology may have come far--moving from firewalls to repel hackers to systems that enable sophisticated e-commerce and remote access applications. But company strategies have a ways to go if the results of Datamation's 1999 Product of the Year survey are any gauge.
The winner of the contest for security products released in 1999 was an innovative entry: CyberCop Monitor from Network Associates Inc., of Santa Clara, Calif., which garnered 32.7% of the ballots--or 74 of the 226 total votes cast. CyberCop detects unauthorized attempts to break into a system or network. While traditional intrusion detection products focus on either securing products from unauthorized internal use or alerting administrators of potential hacking attempts coming over a network, CyberCop Monitor combines both functions. This means one software package simultaneously monitors internal and external system and network use.
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