NSFOCUS Introduces Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System

Today at GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, NSFOCUS, an intelligent hybrid security solutions provider, announced the release of its Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS). NSFOCUS’ NGIPS delivers an intelligent, multi-layered approach to identify and block known, zero-day and advanced persistent threats. NGIPS, in concert with the Cloud Security Platform, and world-class global threat intelligence, drives the Intelligent Hybrid Security approach to provide real-time threat detection and mitigation.

“Forward-thinking enterprises realize the need to incorporate threat intelligence capabilities directly into their network infrastructure,” said Allan Thompson, COO of NSFOCUS. “We enable these enterprises to protect themselves by combining real-time, accurate and actionable intelligence with our NGIPS. NSFOCUS NGIPS empowers enterprises to detect and mitigate dangerous threats quickly – ensuring organizations can prevent breaches and safeguard their assets.”

Key features and benefits include:

  • Integrated Threat Intelligence: The NGIPS combines intrusion prevention technology with real-time threat data from global threat intelligence to proactively detect known and unknown threats and alert on malicious activities.
  • Scalable Protection for Complex Network Environments: The NGIPS provides up to 20Gbps of application-layer data processing capacity and has flexible IPv4/IPv6 dual-stack adaptive capability.
  • Simplified Threat Management: The NGIPS can be deployed in a high-availability configuration, providing advanced network management features, including threat visualizations.
  • Comprehensive Threat Protection: The NGIPS integrates out-of-the-box with the NSFOCUS Threat Analysis (TA) sandboxing appliance. NSFOCUS TA utilizes a multi-stage detection engine to filter and analyze all incoming malicious traffic. The combination of NGIPS and TA provides complete advanced threat protection.

“NFOCUS’ NGIPS is truly unique from other security solutions,” said Stephen Gates, Chief Research Intelligence Analyst, NSFOCUS. “Legacy IPS products simply analyze data packets, unaware of any threat context.  NGIPS takes a more holistic approach to threat prevention by including context aware threat intelligence from multiple sources – including IP reputation, user identity and geographic locations – ensuring the highest level of network protection.”

To learn more about the NSFOCUS Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System, visit us at GITEX in Hall 1, Stand D1-42 or visit http://nsfocusglobal.com/next-generation-ips/.

Micron21 is Creating DDoS Mitigation Datacenter

Micron21 data center has expanded its reliance on Brocade’s networking options to grow its international network, and is gearing up to start its first data center in July.

Lately, the organization pushed its network out worldwide to Amsterdam, Los Angeles, and Singapore through the infrastructure of Brocade, giving the firm an added 700Gbps of bandwidth — 200Gbps in North America, Europe, and Asia, and 100Gbps in Australia.

Micron21 recently constructed its own Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation system that’s now being offered as a service, and is presently used to shield important Australian ISPs, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, and web hosting companies, along with numerous business networks and government departments locally and globally.

Micron21 differs before bringing it back in to the likes of Akamai, Black Lotus, Psychz Networks offering similar services because those firms regularly export changed traffic out of the local state and clean it.

The biggest DDoS attacks Micron21 has experienced so far was prior to that was 34Gbps from a department store during the Christmas period 90Gbps from a cloud service provider.

The first data center of Micron21 is now being built inside a building positioned in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs that formerly placed the former business of the firm.

The organization is now in the program procedure of attaining Tier 4 certificate. The organization would want to finally build a disaster recovery offering out, but for now it’s going to rely on bigger facilities from NextDC, M2, and Equinix, and the firm’s present dark fibre network that crosses 45 kilometres to Melbourne CBD.

The War On Cloud Market Share

Cloud Computing is the process by which the individual computing power and data are linked to a virtual private or public server.

It has been noted that of late there has been a war among the famed virtual server hosts companies by means of giving statements to the media about their individual market share of cloud computing business.

Different claims are made by the various houses but the analyst firms on the other hand maintain absolutely different views about the market shares and these conclusions do not generally or mostly fall in line with claims or often with the tall claims made.

Synergy Research Group – a leading name in the market analyst sector – have recently published a data depicting the fact that IBM and Microsoft are presently the leaders in the cloud computing host segment. This is obviously an important announcement acknowledging the fact that Amazon Web Services is already a big player in the trade.

There are also certain other revealing aspects to Synergy’s new findings as well. It shows that the IT infra market has grown at a speed of more than 45% in the last year, The shares of IBM and Microsoft have augmented whereas that of Google and Amazon remained stagnant. But Amazon’s revenues from cloud infrastructure deliveries are stupendous of late. The story is the same for IBM and MS as well but in the latter cases the revenue is from cloud infrastructure as well as from cloud related hardware, SAAS systems etc

But it can be argued that both the two sides – IBM and MS on one hand and Amazon on the other can hike their earnings manifold once they leverage their potentially strong areas.

But all the above findings – critics will say – are based on extrapolation from raw data. There is a deep rooted story beyond these as well. Data presently available never rules out future growth of other players once cloud computing itself becomes more developed and more and more big players join in the league.

But for the present it is safe to comment that the war of words and claims can never be accepted or rejected totally. There are always words unsaid. The true picture will be clearer with the passage of some time. The technology of cloud computing itself is quite nascent at this hour and more and more facts will be revealed as days pass by.

Updated on Feb 9, 2016