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Live Virus Testing With Virus Throttle Technology

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Executive Summary

Virus Throttle (VT) technology has a powerful ability to detect and respond to real-world virus and worm attacks. Developed in HP labs, VT technology is implemented through the connection-rate filtering feature in the ProCurve Switch 3500yl, 5300xl, 5400zl, 6200yl, and 8212zl series. Unlike traditional anti-virus approaches based on the actual code or signature of a virus, VT technology requires no signature files; therefore, it can protect networks from zero-day threats long before typical anti-virus and IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) vendors can provide any remedies.

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