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IBM Rolls 20Gbps IPS Network Appliance (yes it's Linux powered)

Feb 17, 2011, 16:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

[ Thanks to SMK for this link. ]

"Is bigger, better?

"When it comes to network security and the volume of threats that attack enterprise networks, having more power and throughput can be the differentiator between being safe and becoming a victim. At the RSA security conference currently underway in San Francisco, IBM unveiled its biggest and most robust network security appliance yet.

"The IBM Network Intrusion Protection System (IPS) GX7800 has an underlying Linux operating system and provides up to 20 gigabits per second (Gbps) of performance and includes both traditional IPS as well as web application security features.

""This is our highest end device and it's handling things like datacenter consolidation where the pipe is getting bigger and bigger," Marc van Zadfelhoff, director of strategy for IBM security solutions told InternetNews.com."

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