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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 09:53

IBM wants to improve intrusion-prevention systems

Written by Nick Farrell



Aim to kill network-based attacks


IBM is developing a next-generation Security Network Protection system which is designed to kill off network-based attacks.

Accorcing to Network World, the XGS 5000 boasts application-level controls, URL filtering which is normally stuck on web-gateways. A Security Network Protection XGS 5000 appliance will ship in August and will cost about $50,000. It uses IBM's core IPS technology with threat-monitoring features.

The move is part of a move which is increasingly putting IPS against the traditional firewall.  It is also moving higher left security down in the network. IBM ranks only behind Cisco with 13.2 per cent of the $1.88 billion IPS market and by coming up with better technology it could give the Network Giant a run for its money.

IDC security research analyst Charles Kolodgy was quoted as saying that the XGS 5000 is a new kind of IPS-based product "vastly improves” an IPS's ability to provide full network protection. Currently Sourcefire and McAfee also having a crack at producing similar boxes and Barracuda was showing a similar type of appliance at the Black Hat security conference last week.

Nick Farrell

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