NFR Security Announces Enterprise-Class Multi-Gigabit Intrusion Prevention Solutions

ROCKVILLE, MD, August 8, 2005 – NFR Security, Inc., the global leader in Real-Time Threat Protectionâ„?, today announced the industry’s first multi-gigabit intrusion prevention sensors with Confidence Indexingâ„? and Dynamic Shieldingâ„? features, which allow security managers to enforce policy based on asset value, while dynamically protecting network threat points against inevitable attack. These new, custom-built Enterprise Series (ES) Smart Sensors fuse the power of NFR Security’s award-winning Sentivistâ„? intrusion prevention system (IPS) with a multi-gigabit packet handling platform to deliver true non-stop protection to enterprise-class, mission-critical networks.

“The dynamic nature of today’s network threats require smarter and faster security solutions that can provide immediate protection for enterprises,” said Andre Yee, president and CEO of NFR Security, Inc. “NFR’s development team has dedicated the past year to designing a prevention solution that provides our customers with an adaptive system that can automatically protect their network against a wide range of threats. With our new, high-speed Enterprise Series Smart Sensors, we have evolved Sentivist again to offer our customers a next-generation solution that provides incredible performance and protection, based on our proven prevention technologies.”

The unique combination of high-performance features, including flexibility and scalability, make the Enterprise Series Smart Sensors a tremendous investment, as the solution meets the most demanding requirements of today’s enterprise networks, while delivering architectural longevity to meet those needs tomorrow. With hot-swappable main components, upgradeability to meet growing data rate demands is a snap.

Three models of the Enterprise Series Smart Sensors are now available, each boasting eight Gigabit Ethernet ports to meet the multi-network requirements of today’s enterprises:

” Sentivist Smart Sensor ES500 – Data rates up to 500Mbps inline, 1Gbps passive
” Sentivist Smart Sensor ES1000 – Data rates up to 1Gbps inline, 2Gbps passive
” Sentivist Smart Sensor ES2000 – Data rates up to 2Gbps inline, 4Gbps passive

For customers with extreme bandwidth demands, the Smart Sensor ES5000 will be available in Q1 2006 and will deliver data rates up to 5Gbps inline and 10Gbps passive.

Specifically designed to meet high availability requirements, NFR’s Enterprise Series Smart Sensors overcome the “single point of failure” concern of standard IPS systems. Leveraging groundbreaking hardware to deliver high performance and high availability, the Enterprise Series Smart Sensors offer 1:N system redundancy, A/A and A/S options, dual main system components and inline fail-unsevered capabilities.

The Enterprise Series Smart Sensors are part of the Sentivist Real-Time Threat Protection solution that uniquely combines multiple security technologies to deliver the “NFR Advantage”:

” Intrusion Prevention Extended – Sentivist offers a robust regimen of protection functions including IDS, IPS, FW, VoIP, IM, NFR’s signature team, and more!
” High Performance Protection – Sentivist meets high performance and high availability needs.
” Dynamic Shielding Architecture – Sentivist takes network security beyond standard IPS by dynamically shielding network threat points against inevitable attacks.
” Security Information and Control – Sentivist delivers the information necessary to meet operation, compliance and management requirements.

NFR Security’s Enterprise Series Smart Sensors are available for order now, starting at $34,995 USD. For additional details on this new solution, please visit NFR’s website at

About NFR Security, Inc.

NFR Security is the leading provider of network-based real time threat protection systems that secure business networks against the multi-faceted and sophisticated security threats of today. Uniquely combining its hybrid detection engine and Dynamic Shielding Architecture, NFR Security delivers highly accurate protection through inline prevention and automation against real time threats. NFR Security serve customers worldwide in corporate enterprises, government agencies, service providers and academic institutions through an extensive worldwide network of channel partners and direct sales. NFR Security is headquartered in Rockville, MD. Additional information about NFR Security can be found at or by calling 1-800-234-4079.

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