fighting fire with fire as an approach to better network security?!?!?

From: technocrat (
Date: 03/07/04

Date: 6 Mar 2004 20:32:49 -0800

I don't want to influence a discussion on way or the other, but this
is a really interesting approach to network security. So, check out…

Basically, a company in Austin, Texas is claiming that at the end of
the month they will launch a product that: "can both repel hostile
attacks on enterprise networks and accurately identify the attackers
in order to plan and execute appropriate countermeasures –
effectively fighting fire with fire."

The press release is interesting, but the white paper is a little bit
of a rough read. The website only has these two items for download so
there isn't a ton of detail. However, it's worth checking out...