Reflex Security Ships 10Gig Scalable IPS Security Solution for Enterprise Networks

High-throughput, scalable intrusion prevention solutions let university CIOs address their “most important it issue” -- security and identity management

Atlanta and Dallas, October 10, 2006 -- Today Reflex Security, Inc. announced it has begun shipping the industry’s first multi-gigabit/blade-based intrusion prevention system solutions for enterprise deployments: the Reflex Security IPS MG Family, with systems delivering throughput from 1 to 10 gigabits of throughput.

The IPS MG Family leverages ATCA blade-based architecture, according to network requirements. ATCA (Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture) is an Intel-backed, standards-based computing platform that is gaining momentum because of its open standards approach.

The new systems also introduce Reflex Security’s Distributed Security Architecture™ (DSA). This architecture combines software and hardware technologies that allow traffic to be distributed across multiple processors in a single system. DSA is future-proof, scalable, and allows customers to add faster and additional processors to achieve desired performance levels as their networks scale.

At the architecture’s core is Reflex Security’s Distributed Security Processor, a blade that connects to Gigabit and 10-Gigabit networks, distributes load across multiple IPS sensor blades for inspection, and offers optional integrated management. The RCC (Reflex Command Center) blade is used to process logs and events as well as provision the system. For more details go to “Blade-based platforms are taking off, and this trend extends to security systems. Seeking investment protection and scalability, enterprise IT managers are finding that blade-based systems give them what they want. Adding resources is as easy as sliding in a new blade, and IT personnel can avoid system-wide fork lift upgrades as new technology becomes available,” said John Peterson, VP, product management, Reflex Security.

“As intrusion prevention systems operate as in-line network devices running at wire speeds, performance is the first key criterion for selecting enterprise network IPS systems,” said Greg Young, research vice president and security analyst, Gartner, Inc. Through low absolute-latency levels and predictability, Reflex Security’s new IPS MG products overcome what Gartner identifies as the “primary hurdle for an IPS.” (See note below.)

About Reflex Security, Inc.

Reflex Security, Inc. delivers real-time network security through its innovative products and its IPS Everywhere™ approach to enterprise-wide security. By unifying discovery, deep-packet inspection, and a comprehensive prevention engine, Reflex Security accurately blocks internal and external security threats to prevent today’s most serious network attacks. For more information: visit, call 888-872-7555, or contact any authorized partner.

Note: “Seven Key Selection Criteria for Network IPSs” by Greg Young, Research VP, Gartner, Inc. 11/2004

Reflex Security is a registered trademark, and IPS Everywhere is a trademark of Reflex Security, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.