Symantec is introducing a new intrusion detection product that uses behavioural analysis to block potential attacks on enterprise networks.
The new Critical System Protection 4.5 system uses technology that Symantec acquired through last year’s purchase of Platform Logic. It is designed to protect desktops and servers against viruses and worms that have yet to be unleashed in the wild.
It does this by studying existing applications and activities already taking place on the network and recording past attacks, to enable it prepare against future threats when they arrive.
Critical System Protection is designed to be used with existing Symantec anti-virus server and desktop client products, and will compete against similar systems from the likes of McAfee.