Top Layers IPS Matches Up with Rival Systems

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2005-02-07 Print this article Print

With its new high-availability features, Top Layer Networks' Attack Mitigator IPS 5500 3.2 IPS competes directly with top-notch competitors such as TippingPoint's UnityOne IPS devices.

Intrusion Prevention Systems have taken significant steps forward in terms of performance, accuracy and ease of management, but not to the point where they can replace firewalls or other security products. They are, however, becoming an important piece of the network security puzzle.

Click here to read the full review of the Attack Mitigator IPS 5500.

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant is the executive editor of Enterprise Networking Planet. Prior to ENP, Cameron was technical analyst at PCWeek Labs, starting in 1997. Cameron finished up as the eWEEK Labs Technical Director in 2012. Before his extensive labs tenure Cameron paid his IT dues working in technical support and sales engineering at a software publishing firm . Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his analysis is grounded in real-world concern. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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