Intoto Targets Networking OEMs with IntruPro Intrusion Prevention System

5/7/2004 - Intoto Inc., a leading provider of integrated security, wireless and voice software platforms to networking equipment manufacturers, announced the availability of the IntruPro IPS solution. IntruPro represents the next generation in intrusion prevention systems and is based on Intoto's patent-pending application-aware Inline IPSTM technology. IntruPro provides greater intrusion detection accuracy for reduced false positives and higher performance than traditional IDS and IPS approaches. The IntruPro solution enables networking OEMs to go to market with enterprise-class IPS functionality in record time – either as an upgrade to existing Firewall/VPN products or as a new IPS security appliance product line.

The IntruPro solution can be integrated into almost any security appliance architecture because the embedded IPS sensor software is flexible. To speed time to market, the IntruPro sensor has been pre-integrated with leading embedded operating systems as well as many popular processors and SoCs, including Intel® Architecture processors such as the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor for enterprise-class performance requirements, and the Intel® IXP4XX network processor product line for SME level performance. “Intoto’s IntruPro solution running on Intel® IXP4XX network processor product line helps equipment manufacturers rapidly build security appliances with the latest IPS technology,” said Doug Davis, vice president and general manager, Intel Network Processor Division.

IntruPro is truly a complete solution, providing not only the integrated IPS sensor, but also a complete management application, signature updates and a certification service. “IntruPro enables fast time-to-market because it is a complete and easy to integrate solution,” said Sathyan Iyengar, president and CEO of Intoto, Inc. “The IntruPro solution brings a new level of protection to Intoto’s industry leading iGateway platform , a comprehensive communications gateway software suite that includes state-of-the-art VPN and Firewall functionality.”

The IntruPro Solution
The IntruPro solution includes both platform software and value-added services. The platform software includes both the IntruPro integrated sensor that runs embedded in a network security appliance and the IntruPro manager package which is a sophisticated configuration and forensic analysis tool. Real-time signature updates from a central server and system certification are two Intoto services that complete the IntruPro solution.

"IPS is an essential element in enterprise security and Intoto is extending the networking OEM’s ability to roll out an advanced IPS solution," said Charles Kolodgy, research director at IDC. "Intoto's IntruPro IPS combines signature and anomaly (protocol and traffic) detection sensor components, but they also include management software and a signature update service that frees the OEM from that task."

The IntruPro services provide value in the form of added confidence. The IntruPro signature update service does not rely solely on publicly available open source signatures as many SNORT-based IDS/IPS systems do. Intoto’s team of dedicated engineers continually develop signatures for new attacks by combining custom-developed signatures with hand-optimized open-source signatures. As OEMs complete the integration of IntruPro, Intoto thoroughly tests each new system for quality and robustness to ensure the integrity of the IntruPro marque.

Patent-pending IPS Technology
The IntruPro solution is powered by Intoto’s Inline IPSTM technology, which is based on a unique application-aware architecture. Stateful application engines and a combination of advanced detection techniques enable a high level of accuracy while simultaneously boosting performance. The Inline IPS architecture leverages the benefits of both signature based techniques and anomaly based detection to provide both intrusion detection and intrusion protection.

The Inline IPS technology uses sophisticated transport and application intelligence to classify traffic based on protocol/application state, service type and traffic direction. The architecture tracks the state of the session by employing network, transport and application protocol engines. Application intelligence minimizes packet processing because only relevant rules need to be checked. This dramatically boosts the performance over traditional pattern matching and anomaly correlation techniques. The result is high detection accuracy with a minimum to zero false positives.

Product Availability
IntruPro is available now to OEMs. Intoto will be conducting demonstrations of the IntruPro solution at the Networld+Interop conference in Las Vegas, May 11-13th, 2004 at booth #3027. For more information on IntruPro, please go to

About Intoto
Intoto is a leading provider of integrated security, wireless and voice software platforms to networking and communications OEMs. Intoto’s iGatewayTM software platform is a fully integrated and comprehensive communications solution, offering security (firewall, VPN, intrusion prevention and wireless security), convergence (VoIP), connectivity (wired and wireless) and management functions. iGateway is used extensively in many high-volume and top-tier networking products such as security appliances, broadband gateways, IADs/integrated communication platforms, routers and edge appliances. Intoto, Inc. is an Associate Member with the Intel® Communications Alliance, a community of communications and embedded developers and solution providers. For more information, please visit Founded in 1998, Intoto Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA USA.

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