Mykonos Software of Burlingame, California, has introduced a counter-hacking appliance. The Mykonos Security Appliance offers system administrators and security staff a real-time view of hackers as they attack Web applications. It profiles hackers, ascertaining their location, skill level, and other information, enabling IT staff to instantly deploy countermeasures. The appliance hardens the code as it is delivered to the client to detect potentially malicious activity, evaluating the sophistication of the activity, and countering it with measures such as fake responses. Identifying the hacker allows users to thwart repeat visits and to gather information for law enforcement, if desired.