Praise for automation

By Dennis Fisher  |  Posted 2005-03-21 Print this article Print

Customers say the automated adjustments Sentivist can make are what IPSes were designed for.

"Its a phenomenal concept. Most products need a lot of tuning. This doesnt," said Brian Phillips, director of technical operations at Network System Technologies Inc., in Naperville, Ill., an NFR customer.
"All of these other security technologies are built for static environments, and thats never going to happen. Everyone understands this concept right away."

Sentivist 5.0 will be generally available this summer.

V-Secure next month will release Version 8.0 of its V-Secure IPS appliance, which will add the Snort open-source intrusion detection engine.

Inclusion of the Snort engine will allow the new version to detect and prevent attacks using signature and anomaly detection.

Click here to read more about the evolution of IPS. The appliance includes a technology known as Adaptive Smart Dynamic Filter, which can automatically apply changes it has made to the protection on one portion of a network to another portion.

For example, if the system detects an exploit attempt against a database server on Port 443, it can block that traffic on all ports and apply the same protection to all other database servers on the network.

V-Secure officials said that the company is planning to announce a partner program through which it will provide its IPS technology to multifunction-appliance vendors that are looking to add intrusion prevention to their offerings. The company has already signed agreements with two partners.

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