UnityOne Foils Attacks

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2004-03-29 Print this article Print

TippingPoint's IPS appliance preempts network attacks, but its upfront cost is high.

TippingPoint Technologies Inc.s UnityOne-1200 ably handled both real and staged attacks on eWEEK Labs test network, attached to the Internet for nearly a week, earning the IPS appliance an Analysts Choice award. However, given the high price of the technology, we recommend that IT managers begin any intrusion prevention system evaluation with a comprehensive vulnerability scan to determine the scope and severity of the security problem.

Click here to read the full review of UnityOne-1200.

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 cameron.sturdevant@quinstreet.com.

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