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December 2006

Host-Based IPS

HOST-BASED IPS Deep Security 4.5 REVIEWED BY STEVEN WEIL Third Brigade Price: $880 per server @exb @exe Facing an ever-growing number of attacks and stretched resources, more security managers are considering intrusion prevention systems (IPSes), capable of taking preemptive actions against attacks, to protect their systems. Third Brigade's Deep Security is a host-based IPS consisting of installed agents and a centralized Web-based manager. Coupled with conventional antimalware tools, it adds an extra layer of desktop defense. Policy Control B+ Security managers can create detailed security policies--including highly granular packet filters, stateful inspection rules and payload filters--and define the actions to be taken (allow, log, block, alert) when rules are triggered. Deep Security comes with several useful security templates, such as a Web server policy that can be used as is or fine-tuned. Rules can be applied to both inbound and outbound traffic. Deep Security can also filter traffic by IP or MAC address. Policies can ...

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