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Published: 16 Oct 2012

TippingPoint X505 TippingPoint/3Com Price: $3,995 for unlimited users TippingPoint/3Com's TippingPoint X505 TippingPoint X505 proves a good value for SMBs by combining IPS, firewall, VPN, content filtering and traffic-shaping capabilities.   Many SMBs are looking to consolidate security systems and respond to increasing threats with smarter spending. In the past, packet-filtering firewalls may have been sufficient, but with application and client-side attacks on the rise, many organizations are turning to intrusion prevention. The TippingPoint X505 appliance hits the sweet spot for SMB value, combining IPS, firewall and VPN technologies, and supporting around 500 concurrent users. It also adds content filtering and traffic shaping. The X505 features a stateful inspection firewall and a standards-based VPN that works with Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. We set up a simple network with the external link being monitored by the X505. The attack network was connected to the WAN, and the inside protected network was connected to the LAN. An IPSec VPN connection ... Access >>>

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