Stonesoft unlocks new IPS

Stonesoft, the network security vendor, has launched its StoneGate Intrusion Protection System (IPS) for the Middle East market. The IPS offers businesses the ability to detect unauthorised access to their network systems and cut down on the number of ‘false alarms’ generated in data reports.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  April 14, 2004

Stonesoft, the network security vendor, has launched StoneGate Intrusion Protection System (IPS) in the Middle East, offering businesses in the region the ability to detect unauthorised access to their network systems and cut down on the number of ‘false alarms’ generated in data reports. “Many major organisations have been relying on legacy intrusion detection solution (IDS) tools which are capable of producing tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands, of false or insignificant alerts a day,” says Jukka Sieppi, IPS product manager, Stonesoft. Intrusion detection and response systems play a vital role in protecting companies’ networks, alerting IT managers to outside infringements of their systems and unauthorised “hacking” activity. The new IPS includes intrusion detection and response system with intelligent analysis capabilities. Additional features such as the Stonebeat load balancing and clustering capabilities, ensure there is minimal network disruption says the vendor. The Finnish company claims its IPS also eliminates the need for a flood of data to be passed on to administrators to be manually analysed. “Each of these alarms costs money, so with the introduction of StoneGate IPS we are able to assist organisations, gain a more accurate insight into event detection. By implementing our new solution, a company can lower the cost of security incidents and significantly reduce its administration burdens,” adds Sieppi StoneGate IPS can be implemented as a stand-alone product or as part of the StoneGate Security Platform, which delivers seamless integration with the StoneGate MultiLayer Firewall and StoneGate MultiLink VPN. These security components are administered through a single management console and share inter-system communications and unified concepts for security and administrative efficiency. “The product also incorporates automated response and blocking features that can support the ability to proactively manage security incidents,” adds Theodore Kouyoumdjian, managing director, Stonesoft, Middle East.

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