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Force 10 introduces 10 Gigabit intrusion prevention system

Force10 Networks Inc. today introduced what it calls the industry's first security appliance that inspects, monitor...


April 17, 2006  


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Force10 Networks Inc. today introduced what it calls the industry’s first security appliance that inspects, monitors, captures and blocks traffic at line-rate 10 Gigabit speeds.

Based on a patented architecture, the Force10 P-Series of security appliances supports deep packet inspection scalability, which the company says ensures the highest level of security without compromising network performance.

With two line-rate 10 Gigabit ports, the Force10 P10 has an aggregate inspection throughput of 20 Gigabits per second and is the industry’s first intrusion prevention system that can secure 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks at line-rate speeds, eliminating costly bottlenecks.

“Despite existing network data security measures and government regulations, attacks and malware caused more than US$500 billion in damages last year, while the personal information of more than 57 million people was compromised,” the company said.

The P-Series is an expansion of Force10’s product portfolio, which includes the E-Series family of Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet switch/routers and the S-Series family of data centre switches.