ISS launches new RealSecure versions

Internet Security Systems Inc. (ISS) unveiled two new versions of its RealSecure security product at the Infosecurity Europe 2002 show in London this week.

The Atlanta company launched Version 7 of its RealSecure Network Sensor product for enterprise customers, and a new product called RealSecure Server Sensor for Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server 2000, aimed at small- to medium-sized businesses.

ISS previously released RealSecure Network Sensor 7.0 in March in the U.S. Version 7 of RealSecure Network Sensor has been developed to deal with the high-speed networks of today's enterprise customers, an ISS spokesman said Wednesday. The acquisition of Network Ice Corp. last year and integration of its BlackIce technology with RealSecure has created a product that can deal with the networks that today's customers are using, he said. "We've been able to do so in the past, but only through partnerships with other vendors," he said.

With its new enhanced drivers, RealSecure Network Sensor is capable of covering line speeds of 100M bps (bits per second) and most Gigabit networks, the company said in a statement.

Seven layers of anomaly detection and attack pattern matching are used to interpret network activity, the statement said. The product can also use most of the rules from Snort, an open-source intrusion detection system, it said.

RealSecure for ISA Server is designed to protect smaller businesses using Microsoft's ISA firewall and Web cache server. While the ISA server itself guards the network, controlling what traffic is allowed to pass, RealSecure for ISA Server continuously detects and responds to unauthorized or suspicious network behavior, the statement said. Because it resides on the ISA server, there is no need to run a separate, dedicated server, it said.

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