He says he hopes vendors can get fixes out by the end of the year. "Vendors have their own schedules," he says.Businesses that rely on IPSs should query their vendors about whether they are vulnerable to AEPs, Boltz says. In general, businesses should make sure their IPS software is kept updated and to be aware of what certifications the products have and what those certifications mean, says Walsh. A device may have ICSA certification, for example, but customers should check what test set the devices were tested agains, he says.
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