IBM launches IBM Network Intrusion Protection System (IPS) GX7800
February 2011 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
IBM launches new appliance to extend enterprise security. The IBM Network Intrusion Protection System (IPS) GX7800 helps organizations protect their data and infrastructure from unauthorized access and attacks, without compromising on the performance and availability of business-critical applications.
The new appliance enables security capabilities to be deployed at the network core where performance and availability are the most critical. This includes key features above and beyond traditional IPS, such as Web application protection, data loss prevention, and “Virtual Patch” technology, all of which can run concurrently for higher levels of protection. For example, through integration with IBM AppScan, the updated solution can automatically generate custom security policies to help protect Web applications based on the specific vulnerabilities identified by AppScan.
Clients can deploy and manage the IBM IPS on their own, or rely on expertise from IBM Managed Security Services to further reduce the cost of running their security operations center. The new IPS is supported as part of a comprehensive security solution through two managed security services offerings: Intrusion Detection and Prevention System Management as well as Managed Protection Services.