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Sourcefire bulks up intrusion management sensors

Sourcefire has unveiled its Intrusion Management System (IMS), an amalgam of data management capabilities and high-speed network...

Sourcefire has unveiled its Intrusion Management System (IMS), an amalgam of data management capabilities and high-speed network protection supported by two additions to Sourcefire's array of network sensors.

Designed to quickly sift through and analyse high-volume security event information pouring into protected enterprises, Sourcefire's Intel-based chasses, appliances, and IMS offer an intrusion detection system (IDS) solution featuring a management console and integrated database.

The release of Sourcefire's Network Sensor 3000 for beyond gigabit speeds, Network Sensor 2100 to monitor as much as 300Mbps, and the branch office tailor-made Network Sensor 1000 for 35Mbps. Networks will offer customers greater customisation and flexibility to scale monitoring of specific network speeds while removing false positive returns, said Sourcefire chief technology officer Marty Roesch.

Sourcefire relies heavily on Snort, an IDS technology that incorporates protocol analysis, analysis, and rule-based inspection techniques for speeds as fast as 1,000Mbps.

Pricing for Sourcefire's Network Sensor 3000 is $24,995 (£15,858). Network Sensor 2000 costs $12,995, and Network Sensor 1000 is $4,995. Sourcefire's Management Console is priced at $14,995.

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