NFR Security Unveils Latest IPS Appliance

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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