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Labeled HP Virus Throttle software, the package is designed to speed the rate at which companies canpresent in their IT systems. HP said the tools independently search for abnormal, virus-like behavior and limit the number of connections an infected device can make with other machines.
The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company said the product, developed by its HP Labs division, constantly monitors network connection requests and looks for Virus Throttle responds. The company said the tool's reaction time is typically measured in milliseconds and that it reacts without waiting for human attention.. HP claims that the faster a virus is trying to propagate itself within a specific network, the more rapidly
HP says Virus Throttle alsoto the presence of any worm or virus so they can remove the malicious software from infected systems.
"If IT systems were intelligent enough to automatically detect and shut down attacks before they spread, administrators would spend less time and money trying to catch up," Tony Redmond, chief technology officer of HP Services, said in a statement.
The software--for which the company has yet to detail pricing--will be marketed in a package aimed at users of HP's ProLiant servers and ProCurve Networking 5300 switches.
The applications will also be sold in a package known as the HP Security Containment suite, which is designed to help applications already compromised by a virus affecting access to other applications and files.