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The Changing Approach to Fighting Off Attacks

"Symantec Corp. SYMC +0.72% invented commercial antivirus software to protect computers from hackers a quarter-century ago. Now the company says such tactics are doomed to failure" says an article this week in the Wall Street Journal. "Rather than fighting to keep the bad guys out, new technologies from an array of companies assume hackers get in so aim to spot them and minimize the damage."

Many of the most widely distributed and well known security technologies, such as the one provided by Symantec, are simply not getting the job done when it comes to detecting, and perhaps as importantly, responding to, malicious activity on websites and networks. As the leaders in the field collectively acknowledge this, we will likely see an emerging crop of security technologies that make use of data associated with attacks in order to minimize the damage they cause. Part of this anticipating shift will be technologies that can intelligently identify the most ominous threats, and quickly set in motion defenses against them.