Jun 17, 2008

To infinity and beyond!

Well, perhaps not as glamorous as Buzz Lightyear's famous launch slogan, but still exciting for the universe, er industry, is our move to 10Gbps testing and beyond. Today we are launching a mini-webinar series starting July 16, discussing high-speed deep packet inspection testing. More information.

Jun 9, 2008

10 Gbps Intrusion Prevention - Finally?

Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines...
The races are now officially on. After a couple of quiet and not so quiet announcements of 10Gbps network IPS products this last year, it appears the market has achieved a quorum. And NSS Labs is continuing its tradition by leading the industry's first group test of these speed-demons. We will be evaluating the security effectiveness of these products at various performance levels, as well as their stability, usability/management features. See the methodology (link below) if you're interested in the details.

Several vendors are offering appliances boasting true 10Gbps throughput, while yet others are offering solutions which combine a load balancer and multiple smaller NIPS appliances. There are operational and financial reasons for both approaches. Some of the trade-offs will be discussed in the final group report to be published in Q4. If you're a vendor, we'd like to hear from you. If you're a user, buyer, or otherwise interested, you may wish to sign up to be alerted when the results are out (newsletter sign-up).

More Info:
- Details of the test announcement
- The preliminary test methodology