Network IDS/IPS vendors

Before deciding on a network intrusion detection or intrusion prevention system (IDS/IPS), check out this Partner Program Directory. Use these checklists to compare partner programs of network IDS/IPS vendors.

In this world of viruses, spyware, worms and bots, network intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS) have become an important asset to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises that need to keep their data safe. The need for IDS/IPS has created business opportunities for network security service providers. But depending on what you and your customers need in a vendor, finding the right partner program can be a difficult...

task. In this Partner Program Directory, we've outlined some top IDS/IPS vendors and their products. Peruse the list of IDS/IPS vendors here, then click through to view a standardized checklist of the benefits each network security vendor offers via its partner program.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: BARRACUDA NETWORKS---------------------------------------

Barracuda offers the Barracuda Load Balancer, an appliance that integrates IP load balancing and a network IPS.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: CHECK POINT------------------------------------------------------------

Check Point offers three IDS/IPS products: IPS-1, a turnkey Check Point appliance or software-only version that protects against viruses, spam and spyware; SmartDefense, a service-based protection that comes with all Check Point enforcement points and gateways; and Interspect, an appliance that integrates IPS and network access control (NAC) for internal network security.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: CISCO-------------------------------------------------------------------

Cisco's IPS line includes the Cisco IOS Intrusion Prevention System, an appliance that works with Cisco IOS software to protect branch networks from intrusion; the Cisco Security Agent, a host-based software application that integrates IPS, data loss prevention (DLP) and signature-based antivirus; and the IPS 4200 Series Sensors, an appliance with policy-based management for intrusion prevention.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: eEYE-------------------------------------------------------------------

eEye offers Blink Professional Edition, which integrates endpoint protection such as IPS, IDS and vulnerability assessments to a 60 MB software security agent.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: JUNIPER NETWORKS--------------------------------------------

Juniper's intrusion prevention product line consists of its Intrusion Detection and Prevention (IDP), appliances for SMB and large enterprise deployments, and their ISG Series with IDP, a security gateway that integrates IPS with firewall and IPSec VPN.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: MCAFEE ----------------------------------------------------------

McAfee's intrusion prevention products are available for SMBs and enterprises. Network Security Platform integrates IPS and internal firewalls and includes McAfee's NAC while the more comprehensive Network Security Manager provides security management and allows for the implementation of multiple IPS policies for different networks and machines, based on security needs.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: RADWARE ----------------------------------------------------------

Radware's IDS traffic management system helps increase the amount of traffic that is scanned by intrusion-detection systems by decrypting SSL traffic before it goes to a selected IDS server.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: SOURCEFIRE ----------------------------------------------------------

Sourcefire's enterprise threat management (ETM) approach integrates IPS with network behavior analysis, network access control and vulnerability assessment in its Sourcefire 3D System. Sourcefire also offers Snort open source intrusion detection and prevention technology.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: THIRD BRIGADE----------------------------------------------------

Third Brigade offers Deep Security, a host-based IDS software application that provides stateful firewall protection, SSL inspection and a Web-based management system for multiple platforms, including Windows, VMware and Linux-based networks.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: IBM-------------------------------------------------

IBM offers its Proventia IPS solutions, which provides network protection at the perimeter, core and remote offices of your network. It also monitors, detects or blocks many classes of network threats.

PARTNER CHECKLIST: WATCHGUARD----------------------------------------------------

WatchGuard's Firebox X UTM bundle offers firewall protection for VPNs and includes a signature-based IPS, integrated with antivirus, antispam and antispyware.


Other IDS/IPS vendors

The following vendors also offer IDS/IPS technology, but did not respond to our request for information about their channel program:
3Com
Cyberoam
Deep Nines
ForeScout Technologies
Fortinet
Intrusion
Mazu Networks
Radware
SecurityMetrics
Sourcefire
TippingPoint
Top Layer Security


Vendors: Do you offer IDS/IPS technology? Would you like to be included in this directory? If so, send an email to editor@searchsecuritychannel.com.

This was first published in July 2008

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