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IPS: Top Layer Security
   f you thought the UTM market                                                 performance, high availability          structure. Where they do not have

I  was crowded, take a look at the
   intrusion prevention systems
(IPS) market. We bluntly asked
                                           AT A GLANCE
                                           Flagship product: IPS 5500
                                                                                appliances, of course.
                                                                                   But there still is a need for
                                                                                individual devices that together
                                                                                                                        all of the pieces, they reach out to
                                                                                                                        a security ecosystem to build out
                                                                                                                        additional components that they
our innovator in this product              Vendor: Top Layer Security;          become the security defense archi-      have not developed for themselves.
space why they thought that they           www.TopLayer.com                     tecture. For example, Top Layer            The challenges today include
were innovators in such a com-             Cost: $15,000                        believes that content inspection,       botnets, spam and the number one
moditized market. The answer               Innovation: Vision that guides       leakage prevention and other anti-      concern: data leakage. For Top
was immediate and unambigu-                them in a market often thought       malware functionality belongs in a      Layer, staying on top of the huge
ous: “When a product category              of as dying                          separate device. Their core exper-      number of software vulnerabilities
becomes mainstream, there are big          Greatest strength: Ability to        tise lies in building high perfor-      still being discovered or disclosed
opportunities, but you must inno-          execute successfully on              mance network security devices,         is an important challenge, as well.
vate to take advantage of them.”           their vision                         and this innovator believes that           “As the internet continues to
  That, of course, led to
                        o                                                              addressing the network
                                                                                       addre                            grow, the vulnerabilities are not
the second question:                                                                     components is necessary.
                                                                                         com                            likely to slow down,” Top Layer’s
“Why is IPS not dead                                                                      They also believe that the
                                                                                          The                           visionary told me. “However,
given the trend toward                                                                    future lies in reputation-
                                                                                          futu                          IPv6 will require new emphasis
UTMs?” The answer,                                                                        based analysis.
                                                                                          bas                           on pre-filtering.”
according to Top Layer  r                                                                   The IPS, according to
                                                                                            T                              It is this innovative thinking
experts, is that enterprise
                        i                reputation classification, prefilter-
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