TippingPoint Launches Intrusion Prevention System
- By Jon William Toigo, Enterprise Systems
TippingPoint, a division of 3Com, launched on Monday, TippingPoint X505, an
integrated security platform built on intrusion prevention system technology.
IPS combines a stateful inspection firewall, IPSec VPN, bandwidth management,
Web content filtering and dynamic routing.
The new platform will replace “at least” an IDS, a VLAN-capable
switch and a firewall on his network, says Jeff Crawford, manager of networking
and security at East Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan.
Yankee Group analyst Chris Liebert says: "Intrusion Prevention Systems
add intelligence into the network with the ability to inspect traffic through
Layer 7, classify it and take action according to policy, as well as the capability
for automatic, preemptive threat protection through an update service. The TippingPoint
X505 demonstrates the broader trend toward IPS as today's 'must-have' security
solution, with firewalls becoming a feature of IPS."
The underlying architecture of TippingPoint X505 is the company’s IPS,
which blocks worms, viruses, Trojans, Denial of Service attacks, spyware and
other attacks. In addition to the IPS capabilities, TippingPoint X505 is unique
in that it is regularly updated with preemptive vulnerability and zero-day threat
protection through the TippingPoint Digital Vaccine service, the service that
updates all TippingPoint devices.
TippingPoint X505 will be generally available worldwide in December. For more
information, click here.