Top Intrusion Prevention System Appliance: A 9-Vendor Battle


IBM GX7800

IBM's GX7800 IPS got an above average security effectiveness score at 95.7 percent block rate. IBM said the appliance offers performance beyond 20 Gbps of inspected throughput. The total cost of ownership of the device, calculated at $47.85 per protected Mbps, earned it a below average score. The GX7800 got a "Neutral" rating from NSS Labs. The company said it has tight integration with its QRadar Security Intelligence Platform and gets its threat protection policies from IBM's X-Force threat research team.