Security firm NetWitness recently introduced Spectrum, an appliance designed to automate malware analysis.

"The Spectrum appliance is intended to sit at the Internet gateway to examine inbound/outbound network traffic and it can find inbound evidence of 'an executable and inappropriate file,' or outbound botnet activity, according to Eddie Schwartz, NetWitness chief security officer," writes Network World's Ellen Messmer.

"While Spectrum doesn't block suspected inbound malware, it can issue a warning to the security manager about suspicious traffic and enables the NetWitness NextGen equipment to keep track of potential malware code and where it's going in real-time, the company says," Messmer writes.

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