Nemean Networks hopes to solve the threat posed by botnets with its technology to automatically generate intrusion signatures and avoid false positives.

An excerpt from TechNewsDaily:

Most network-intrusion systems today are comparing traffic against a database, collected by hand, of previously recognized attack signatures. The innovation with Nemean is a method to automatically generate intrusion signatures, making the detection process faster and more precise.

Developed and tested at the Wisconsin Advanced Internet Laboratory (WAIL), the technology hopes to reduce the count of false positives (DailyTech) that are a major issue with current intrusion detection systems.

And indeed it’s high time that security solutions came of age considering the rise of botnets world wide (Neoseeker) and the wide networks (LA Times) being created around them.

Will the automatic generation of signatures be as effective on the real Net?