Host Protection Technology Study

Abstract: This study examined the behavior and capabilities of the different technologies against various attack scenarios in order to determine their effectiveness. The various products were grouped into different technology categories (host firewall, virus scanner, etc) and installed in a controlled environment. A sample set of attack scenarios was constructed and tested against the various technologies. beacuse of the pervasive use of Microsoft windows on desktop hosts, this study focused on Windows attacks and protection tools. Results were recorded and analyzed and a summary is presented in this document.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 16 July 2015


Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Factsheet

Tags: Host Protection; Host Firewall; Attack Vector; Windows; Intrusion Detection and Prevention