active countermeasures


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active countermeasures

Those countermeasures that require transmissions from friendly sources. Active countermeasures can be electromagnetic, IR (infrared), electro-optical, or microwave. Among electromagnetic active countermeasures, the most common are deception jamming, self-protection jamming, and stand-off jamming. This is in contrast to passive countermeasures such as chaff dispensing. Also called active detection systems.
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Without continuous monitoring and notification that an endpoint has entered an unhealthy state, IT departments are lulled into thinking that everything is ok, when in fact they should be taking active countermeasures to keep the business running.
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As a Strategic Partner, 365 Main can now offer a practical, end-to-end solution to their customers who demand active countermeasures against today's information security risks that affect their communications and stored sensitive data," said Rob Barron, S-doc Chairman and CEO.
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