McAfee Adds to Intrusion Prevention System

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, 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.”

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