New device qualitatively ranks threats, enabling customers to set thresholds targeting those threats that exceed minimum levels of importance.
NFR Security Inc. this week unveiled a new intrusion-prevention system (IPS) appliance that enables administrators to plug in the device, set it up and let it run, the company said. The device, dubbed Sentivist, boasts a confidence indexing mechanism that qualitatively ranks each threat, then enables customers to set thresholds targeting those threats that exceed minimum levels of importance. The appliance also offers application-specific protection, enabling customers to program special instructions for handling technologies such as instant messaging or VoIP.
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