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IBM Beefs Up IPS Network Appliance

IBM has decided that the best way to deal with the mounting volume of threats to the enterprise network may be more horsepower.

This week at the annual RSA conference, IBM unveiled a 20 Gbps intrusion protection system (IPS), powered by Linux, that stands as its most powerful network security offering to date.

"This is our highest-end device and it's handling things like data center consolidation where the pipe is getting bigger and bigger," said Marc van Zadfelhoff, director of strategy for IBM security solutions.

The IBM Network IPS GX7800 builds on firmware that the company introduced in July 2010, and blends x86 architecture with IBM's in-house pre-processing technology.

eSecurity Planet has the details on the latest IPS technology from Big Blue.

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RSA: IBM Rolls 20Gbps IPS Network Appliance