IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: Diverse Security Products Seize Spotlight at Interop Show
HP TippingPoint S6100N
Part of the new HP FlexNetwork architecture, the new HP TippingPoint S6100N Intrusion Prevention System propagates standard security policies across all physical, virtual and cloud resources in the data center, branch or wide-area network. Donatelli claimed a 100 percent better performance over Cisco 4270.
While primarily a networking showcase, several security vendors took advantage of the Interop show taking place May 8-12 in Las Vegas to launch security software, platforms and appliances. Vendors introduced advanced Web security filtering and scanning tools, next-generation firewalls, mobile security software, security management, cloud security platforms, intrusion prevention systems and anti-distributed denial of service systems. Dave Donatelli, executive vice president and general manager of enterprise servers, storage and networking at HP, touted the flexibility and innovation behind the company's FlexNetwork architecture during his keynote speech. Enterprises are faced with increasingly sophisticated attacks, such as advanced persistent threats and increasing volumes of malware. They also have to protect a very mobile workforce and diverse mobile hardware as employees use their devices to access corporate resources. In addition, the IT department has to protect employees from traditional threats such as spam and malicious Websites. More companies are also thinking about security compliance. In this slide show, eWEEK has put together a list of security products being featured at Interop.