In a major move after acquiring TippingPoint line of network security systems from HP Enterprise, Trend Micro has introduced the latest series—TippingPoint NX—of standalone NGIPS (next generation intrusion prevention systems) in the global market. The Trend Micro TippingPoint NX Series NGIPS systems deliver up to 100 Gb inspection throughput with low latency. Trend Micro’s TippingPoint is among a few companies—including Cisco’s Sourcefire—which offer standalone NGIPS appliances in the network security market globally. Others subsume their IPS component in their NGFWs (next generation firewall systems).
The TippingPoint NX Series is able to reduce administration time and prioritize security coverage with enterprise vulnerability remediation (eVR), which allows customers to import vulnerability scans into the TippingPoint Security Management System, map them to Digital Vaccine filters and take immediate action. This threat intelligence provides the visibility necessary to optimize the overall security posture of an organization.
“Customers with high traffic environments require a solution that can operate seamlessly and help prioritize the threats they need to focus on first,” said Don Closser, VP & GM for Trend Micro TippingPoint. “Our 100 Gb solutions bring superior performance as well as exclusive insight into undisclosed vulnerability data through our Zero Day initiative program. These also provide real-time, and accurate threat prevention between vulnerability discovery and patch availability”, added Closser.
Rob Ayoub, Research Director for IDC, said, “As threats and attacks evolve and become more sophisticated, the demands of data center environments will necessitate comprehensive security solutions that can flex and adapt to the dynamic nature of the landscape.” “Trend Micro is continuing to drive product innovation in customization, performance and agility that meets these needs as a single security vendor”, opined he.
If we take the example of TippingPoint 7600NX, this new network security system protects critical infrastructure, data and vulnerable applications in real-time from known, undisclosed and unknown vulnerabilities without adversely affecting network performance. It uses a combination of technologies such as deep packet inspection, threat reputation and advanced malware analysis to detect and prevent attacks across data center environments.