TITLE

In Search Of The Smartest Sentry

AUTHOR(S)
Mier, Edwing E.; Mier, David C.
PUB. DATE
August 2004
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Aug2004, Vol. 34 Issue 8, p54
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Intrusion prevention systems (IPSs) have emerged as the latest and most promising defense for networks. A single device can watch all passing traffic, in real time, and spot and automatically intercept and block malicious traffic-worms, viruses, even denial-of-service attacks. In May 2004, Miercom invited more than a dozen IPS vendors to submit their wares to their lab for this comparative review. Many declined, citing schedule conflicts or shortage of resources, but four IPS vendors accepted. DeepNines Inc., which submitted its Sleuth9 package running on a Sun server. The vendor sells its IPS software to system-integrator partners, who sell combined hardware-software systems to end users. The biggest challenge in testing these products was to generate high volumes of legitimate back-ground traffic-up to 1 Gbps of bi-directional load and then consistently intersperse various malicious attacks into these streams, one at a time. For generating the background traffic, they used the Enterprise Editions of the Spirent Avalanche 2500, and the Spirent Reflector 2500.
ACCESSION #
14091102

 

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