Intoto's IntruPro IPS Integrates with Infnis' Network Security Appliances

5/13/2004 - Intoto Inc., a leading provider of integrated security, wireless and voice software platforms to networking equipment manufacturers, announced that Infnis Inc., a top-rated provider of security infrastructure solutions, has integrated Intoto’s IntruProTM IPS solution in its Soligate product line. Intoto and Infnis co-developed specific IPS technology to adapt Intoto’s IntruPro solution to Infnis’ Korean customer base, which resulted in a superior IPS solution for that region.

IntruProTM IPS represents the next generation in intrusion prevention systems, and enables complete proactive intrusion prevention. Based on Intoto's patent-pending application-aware Inline IPSTM technology, IntruPro provides greater intrusion detection and prevention accuracy for reduced false positives and higher performance than traditional IDS and IPS approaches. The IntruPro solution enabled Infnis to go to market with enterprise-class IPS functionality in record time.

“Intoto’s state-of-the-art security technology and ease of integration enabled Infnis to quickly expand its SoligateTM series’ functionality superior to competitors” said Mr. Sehkone Kim, President of Infnis Inc. “Intoto’s IntruProTM IPS solution provided the essential technology to co-develop and deliver a high-performance, customized solution to our customers, and persuaded them to use feature-added security services based on our current VPN solution.”

With increasing attack sophistication, protocol complexities and higher dependency on the Internet, traditional security approaches such as firewalls and intrusion detection system are incomplete. Attacks and intrusions should be prevented when an attack is in progress to protect valuable corporate assets without affecting normal traffic. Intrusion prevention systems have become a necessary next level of defense in network security measures. As a result of the growing need for attack defense, network intrusion detection & prevention (IDS&P) appliances will grow 18% (CAGR) from 2002 to 2007, with total vendor revenue of $345 million by 2007, according to IDC research.

Infnis’s Soligate IPS series of gateways includes NG200 (Intel® IXP-422 266M), NG300 (Intel® IXP-425 533M), NG500 (Pentium III), NG3000 (Pentium IV), NG5000 (Dual Xeon) addressing security requirements of small, medium and large enterprises. The Soligate series of appliances include firewall and VPN functionality, in addition to intrusion prevention. Infnis also offers a centralized management solution for management of these appliances.

”Infnis Inc.’s Soligate series of security appliances are fully integrated security appliances designed to provide the latest security capabilities demanded by enterprises and carriers," said Sathyan Iyengar, President and CEO of Intoto Inc., “The technical collaboration between our two companies resulted in a superior IPS solution, custom tailored to Infnis’ customer requirements.”

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.

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.

About Infnis
Infnis Inc. is a leading provider of integrated network and security solutions in Korea. Infnis’ SoligateTM series of network appliances processes protocols and applications for layers 2, 3 and higher, and offers a centralized management system for sophisticated networks containing many branches. The SoligateTM series was selected by KT (Korea Telecom) in April, 2003, as a main and sole VPN solution, compliant with a variety of end-users’ networks. By adding Intoto’s IntruProTM IPS technology in March, 2004, the SoligateTM series now delivers comprehensive security services integrated in a single appliance. Founded in 2002, Infnis Inc. is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.

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. Founded in 1998, Intoto Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA USA.

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