Thursday, May 9, 2013

McAfee Announces 40 Gbps Intrusion Prevention Powered by Intel

McAfee introduced its Network Security Platform NS-series, a new network intrusion prevention system (IPS) appliance powered by Intel processors and capable of 40 Gbps throughput performance with all of the NGIPS services running.

The NS-series, which is McAfee’s first IPS hardware platform based on Intel technology, is more compact than previous appliances while retaining substantial port density.

“Although the raw throughput of the new McAfee NS-series is impressive by any measure, the real story is the full next generation IPS services at those throughputs,” said Pat Calhoun, senior vice president and general manager of network security at McAfee. “The IPS industry has been talking about next generation IPS functionality for several years now, but when scalability tests are run, these services are almost always disabled, sacrificing security to boost throughput. These next generation IPS services, such as application visibility, situational and behavioral analysis, are needed to address today’s advanced threats.”