Software Solutions

Software Solutions include IDSes, packet circuit application filtering software, and security auditing software, as well as software firewall packages such as Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, which combine these functions. Other software security solutions are antivirus (AV) programs such as those made by Symantec, spyware used to monitor how computers are being used (including packet sniffer software that can capture and analyze network traffic), and network management packages that incorporate security features. Operating system and application fixes that patch security holes can also be placed in this category.

Software Solutions include intrusion detection systems, packet circuit application filtering software, and security auditing software, as well as software firewall packages such as Microsoft’s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server, which combine these functions. Other software security solutions are: antivirus programs such as those made by Symantec and McAfee, spyware used to monitor how computers are being used (including packet-sniffer software that can capture and analyze network traffic) and network-management packages that incorporate security features. Operating system and application fixes that patch security holes can also be placed in this category.