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Symantec DeepSight Alert Services

Symantec DeepSight Alert Services provide early warning of potential security threats. These warnings are sent to you via e-mail, SMS, phone, fax, or checking their website. You can use these warnings to be proactive against virus and security threats before they affect your computer or network.

It makes sense to use preventative maintenance rather than try to fix a security issue after the damage has already been done especially in a business environment where having your system or network down for even short period of time can cost you a lot of money.

DeepSight features

Symantec analysts review new vulnerabilities and research and monitor their exploits constantly. All the analysis and alerts are stored in the industry’s leading vulnerability database where users can conduct queries on the data.

Tracks vulnerabilities in more than 18,000 operating systems, applications, and technologies from 2,200 vendors

An analysis of every vulnerability and malicious code is provided along with

  • The severity of the vulnerability or malicious code, as well as its technical description
  • The systems and specific versions that might be affected
  • Impact and symptoms of the attack
  • Mitigation strategies, including workarounds and available patches

DeepSight Alert Services saves time and money by eliminating the need to dedicate valuable staff resources to search for and evaluate the latest vulnerability and exploit information from multiple sources.

Central administration for alert status consolidation, coupled with detailed historical alert information, means that administrators can analyze and generate reports on successes and failures in the security process

But at a price of $5000 you may want to implement this in your business environment!

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For a free solution you may want to check out Symantec's DeepSight Analyzer.

Symantec DeepSight Analyzer is a free service that gives you the ability to track and manage attacks and incidents on your network. DeepSight Analyzer automatically correlates attack data from your firewall and intrusion detection systems, and offers customized reports through a web based console.

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