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IBM security appliance to manage emerging threats

IBM XGS 5000 IPS monitors app usage, user web access

IBM security appliance to manage emerging threats

IBM has announced a new security appliance that is intended to handle increased security threats such as advanced persistent threats, as well as managing social media and web browsing risks.

The IBM Security Network Protection XGS 5000 intrusion protection system gives network managers a more granular view of security status and web usage, while offering a simplified management interface.

This new next-generation intrusion prevention appliance helps clients address advanced attacks targeting their organization, providing visibility into exactly what applications are being used on the network, where users are going on the Web, with the ability to monitor and control this activity, resulting in improved security and reduced operational costs.

The XGS 5000 includes threat ongoing intelligence from IBM X-Force.

"The escalation of targeted attacks and rapid adoption of mobility, cloud and social media requires companies to take a new approach to securing the enterprise," said Brendan Hannigan, general manager, IBM Security Systems Division. "IBM is uniquely positioned to help our customers address these challenges with our new Advanced Threat Protection Platform that combines total security intelligence from within the enterprise, exhaustive external threat intelligence and the new XGS appliance that delivers fine-grained activity detection and control."

The XGS 5000 is due for release in Q3 2012.

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