McAfee Adds to Intrusion Prevention System

by Tim Gray

The company brings two new products into its IntruShield family.

Security vendor McAfee announced the expansion of its network intrusion prevention system this week with the introduction of two new products designed to detect malicious code, spyware and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

The McAfee IntruShield 4010 and IntruShield 3000 are the latest products to be rolled out in the IntruShield family. Both are specially built IPS appliances created to process high volumes of traffic at multi-gigabit-per-second speeds, McAfee said in a statement.

"With the continuing discovery and exploitation of new threats, the stakes are high for today's business security requirements. McAfee's IntruShield intrusion prevention appliances address multi-gigabit requirements for service providers, carriers and large-scale enterprise networks," Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC, said in a statement.

Before rolling out the pair of products this week, the vendor limited IntruShield 1200, 1400, 2600 and 4000 appliances to small and medium sized businesses. The latest products are designed to protect large and mission-critical networks of large-scale enterprises, said the company. And, designed for both network core and service provider cloud-based deployment, they include 12 gigabit monitoring ports, performance up to 2Gbps and support for high-availability network deployments, the company added.

As previously reported by internetnews.com, in September the company announced that the IntruShield had passed the government's Common Criteria Certification EAL 3, making it available for use in defense and other highly sensitive areas of governmental IT operations.

The new products will be available from McAfee in February.

In other news coming from the Santa Clara-based vendor, McAfee has been granted a United States patent entitled "Firewall system and method with network mapping capabilities."

The firewall system covers various programs and products for tracking traffic events using firewall technology, according to the company.

It traces and displaces traffic events with a world map, so various traffic events may be tracked, providing an indication as to where the traffic events occur in the world, said McAfee.

"This patent illustrates McAfee's commitment to improving our customers' experience," Vincent Rossi, senior vice president of product management and product marketing of McAfee, said in a statement. "With this technology, McAfee customers can illustratively ascertain the geographic origin of potentially malicious traffic events."

This article was originally published on Wednesday Jan 26th 2005