Tuesday, July 31, 2012

IBM Introduces Next Gen Intrusion Protection Appliance

IBM introduced a network security appliance that delivers a more granular view of a company's security posture and a simplified security management interface.

The IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000 is described as a next-generation intrusion protection system designed to defend against evolving security threats, including those posed by social media sites and malicious websites. It builds on the core security features found in IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System, including helping protect against "zero-day" exploits, by adding new levels of visibility and control over the network, applications, data and users to help improve security by helping prevent misuse and identify previously undetectable threats.

IBM is also incorporating global threat intelligence from X-Force, including a Web filter database of over 15 billion URLs – capable of monitoring and categorizing millions of Web servers and applications each day to provide protection against the changing threat landscape.

The appliance allows customers to:
  • Discover which applications and Web sites are being accessed
  • Identify misuse by application, Website, and user
  • Enforce security policies with granular, intelligent application-level controls.
This visibility is increased via integration with IBM's Advanced Threat Protection Platform, which utilizes anomaly detection and event correlation capabilities to better address more complex attacks such as Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs). 

"The escalation of targeted attacks and rapid adoption of mobility, cloud and social media requires companies to take a new approach to securing the enterprise," said Brendan Hannigan, General Manager, IBM Security Systems Division. 

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