Sourcefire expands IPS solutions portfolio

Sourcefire has expanded its IPS solutions portfolio on three fronts with:

  • Sourcefire IPSxTM – A streamlined, easy-to-manage IPS
  • Sourcefire 4.10 software release – Enhanced awareness and 3rd party interoperability for the Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)
  • Sourcefire 3D8000 Series Appliances – A modular and scalable high-speed platform powered by new FirePOWER technology for enterprise customers.

With today’s announcement, businesses with varying security requirements and network complexity can choose from a range of Sourcefire solutions to enhance their protection, including:

Sourcefire IPSx
For companies with specific security or compliance requirements, but who may not have a dedicated security team, Sourcefire IPSx offers an intuitive GUI that simplifies IPS implementation and management.

Sourcefire IPSTM 4.10
Sourcefire has enhanced key capabilities of its existing IPS and NGIPS solutions. The latest version adds increased application awareness, improved GUI performance and added detection for key applications including Facebook, Windows Media Player, Google Toolbar, as well as Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.

New 3D8000 series appliances with FirePOWER
The Sourcefire 3D8000 Series appliances address enterprise requirements for flexible configurations, lower entry prices, and faster processing of network data. At the heart of the new 3D8000 Series appliances lies the FirePOWER acceleration technology, providing performance with lower power consumption, and a universal security architecture that will be able to support a range of Sourcefire security solutions. The new hardware provides users with up to 40Gbps of throughput and over 20Gbps of real-world IPS protection. In addition, based on the 3D8000 Series scalable design, the new hardware will be stackable to deliver 80Gbps of throughput and more than 50Gbps of protection.

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