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Vendors tout intrusion prevention at NetSec

Security companies gather in San Francisco to exhibit their technologies, trying to stay "one step ahead."

Is the security community one step ahead of or one step behind hackers? At this week's NetSec 2004 conference in San Francisco, the mantra was being "one step ahead" of Internet vandals.

On the exhibit floor, security vendors also tried to stay ahead of industry competitors, as they pointed to technologies designed to guard against attacks. Despite an overall feeling of optimism, words of caution were heard. Although the security community has made some strides, some vendors admitted, there is still much work to be done. In this CNET News.com Video, correspondent James Hilliard polls several vendors and gets a variety of responses.