This is a 2U chassis designed to block attacks before they cause damage. It sits between the WAN and firewall, rather than inside the firewall as with other products.
NFR's Sentivist IPS uses a combination of hardware sensors, and software for managing. It ships with a Java-based management console, which is good for monitoring and configuring individual sensors.
With new applications such as VoIP appearing on networks run by engineers with limited time and resources to make them secure, intrusion prevention technology is rising to the challenge. One answer, the brand new NFR Sentivist IPS, is raising the bar in the intrusion prevention system (IPS) category. The NFR Sentivist IPS is available as an appliance.
Top Layer's Attack Mitigator IPS is actually a family of ASIC-based Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (NIPS), with blocking and control against certain types of cyber attacks. The product tested is the Attack Mitigator IPS 2400, a combination of multiple Attack Mitigator IPS 1000 and load-balancer units.
Top Layer Networks' Attack Mitigator lies at the traditional end of intrusion prevention. It aims to defend against both internal and external hackers using denial-of- service (DoS) and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), as well as giving broad protection against other well-known attacks. This is done using a mixture of stateful inspection hardware and packet inspection software.