Symantec's Network Security 7100 Series

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Intrusion detection-prevention (IDS-IPS)

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Symantec's Network Security 7100 Series

The silver medal is readers' sendoff for the Symantec Network Security 7100 Series intrusion prevention appliances. Symantec announced last year it was getting out of the appliance business; through a partnership with Juniper, Symantec will provide IPS signatures for Juniper UTM boxes.

The appliance, powered by Symantec's Intrusion Mitigation Unified Network Engine (IMUNE), combines protocol anomaly, signature, statistical and vulnerability attack interception techniques to keep known and unknown attacks from spreading throughout networks. Symantec says the appliance requires no network reconfiguration and supports aggregate network bandwidth from 50 Mbps to 2 Gbps to meet deployment needs at branch offices, distribution sites and the network core.

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