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IBM's IPS Update Improves Security Features

To protect enterprise networks and computing infrastructure, IT typically employs a range of security products to head off and respond to the growing number of security threats.

Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) products are one form of security protection and IBM invested heavily in market with its 2006 purchase of Internet Security Services (ISS). Now, as CIO Update reports, IBM has released a major and unique update to its IPS offering by leveraging technology it acquired in the ISS purchase.


Enterprises typically deploy a conga line of hardware security devices to protect their infrastructure assets from the daily barrage of security threats. That line may be soon get a little shorter as IBM this week is releasing an update for its Intrusion Prevention System technology that adds Web Application Firewall (WAF) features to traditional IPS capabilities.

IBM's (NYSE:IBM) IPS technology comes from its ISS security assets, which were acquired in 2006 by IBM for $1.3 billion.

Read the full story at CIO Update:
IBM Adds Firewall to IPS Product