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Symantec Host Intrusion Detection System and ManHunt Network Intrusion Detection System

Published: 01 July 2003

ID: G0093502

Analyst(s): Ant Allan


Symantec offers an enhanced Host IDS product and the advanced ManHunt network IDS, but this may not be enough to establish Symantec as a leader in a market increasingly favoring intrusion prevention.

Table Of Contents
  • Corporate Headquarters
    • Corporate Headquarters
  • Overview
    • Host IDS
    • ManHunt
    • Related Products
  • Analysis
    • Host-Based IDS: Host IDS
    • Network-Based IDS: ManHunt
    • Toward Integrated Management Functions
    • Signature Updating
  • Pricing
    • GSA Pricing
  • Competitors
  • Strengths
    • Increased Accuracy Through Hybrid Detection and Correlation
    • High-Bandwidth NIDS
    • Enterprise IT Security Management-Like Capabilities
  • Limitations
    • Host IDS 4.0 Available Only for Microsoft Windows
    • Lack of Integration Between Host IDS and ManHunt
    • Different Signature Update Routines for Host IDS and ManHunt
  • Insight

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