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BW: Axent Selects Cobalt to Introduce the First Linux-based Intrusion Detection Appliance

Apr 03, 2000, 16:50 (0 Talkback[s])

"Plug-n-Protect IDS Appliance to Offer Ease of Deployment and Enterprise Manageability."

"AXENT Technologies, Inc., one of the world's leading e-security solutions providers for e-business, announced today its intent to extend its relationship with Cobalt Networks, Inc. to deliver the first Linux-based intrusion detection system (IDS) appliance. Based on AXENT's state-of-the-art network-based IDS, NetProwler, and Cobalt's RaQ 3 server appliance, this Red Hat, Inc. Linux-based IDS appliance will enable service providers, small and medium-sized businesses and branch offices to implement enterprise-class security at a competitive price with minimal deployment effort. The one rack unit high (1RU) IDS appliance will maximize rack space while leveraging the open source reliability and performance of the Linux operating system. The IDS appliance is expected to be available worldwide in late Q3 2000."

Press release.