Review: Symantec Critical System Protection

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Review: Symantec Critical System Protection

The notion of wrappers has been with us for a long time. Back in the early days of Unix and Linux, we used wrappers to provide security to not-so-secure applications, such as telnet. Today that concept has matured and we see it popping up in modern apps. Symantec CSP is a good example. One might characterise CSP as a security wrapper for mission-critical environments. That means that if it is a crucial piece of the computing infrastructure - such as a Scada system or a medical device controller - it gets the security protection it needs.

That protection does not stop with those systems, however. CSP is integrated with the enterprise's security infrastructure, so it becomes an extension of that environment, extending seamless protection across the enterprise, physical or virtual.  CSP consists of two pieces: a detection and ...

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