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April 2007

Intrusion Detection/Prevention

GOLD | TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System TippingPoint Price: $4,995-$169,995 One of the most critical components of any IT security program is the ability to detect or prevent network intrusions before the attacker is able to do real damage. Asked which IDS/IPS system best meets the challenge, readers gave the highest marks to TippingPoint's Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). The TippingPoint IPS is an inline device that gives packets a thorough inspection to determine if they're malicious. This instantaneous protection is the most effective means of preventing attacks from reaching their targets, says Neal Hartsell, TippingPoint's vice president of marketing. TippingPoint is a division of 3Com. "Customers are looking for an inline device that actively takes malicious traffic out of their network--plain and simple," he says. "Customers come to us and say they want the traffic removed in a transparent way that doesn't affect network infrastructure or user connectivity." According to the vendor's Web site, TippingPoint IPS ...

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