I remember that long ago I was in charge of installing some networks sniffers on a rather large company. The goal of the project was to have all these sniffers log traffic to a central server, where the security guys were going to run some stuff and analyze the data in almost real time.
The Security Team's goal was to analyze the data and find patterns of possible hacking attempts. They had a few programs to do this and they were going to evaluate these programs, as soon as I was done setting up my sniffers.
Now... this hacking busting thingamagiingas, they had a name. Just like a "sniffer" is a sniffer and an "antivirus" is an antivirus, the hacker-busting thingies had a term attached to them and I forgot it.
I would very much like to know what that term is, so I can use it on my own personal conversations and look smart.