Imperva Releases SecureSphere Web Application Appliances

The devices,the SecureSphere G400 gateway and SecureSphere M400 management server, were designed to be deployed in the path of Web and database application servers to prevent hacks and database breaches from both internal and external sources.

Shlomo Kramer, CEO of the Foster City, Calif.-based vendor, said the devices combine the best of Imperva's flagship SecureSphere product with all of the latest in Web application security.

"Our new appliances make it even easier to protect against increasingly sophisticated Web site attacks," he said. "Applications are becoming more and more valuable, and in order to protect them, companies need solutions like these."

As Kramer explained, each device boasts unique functionality. The SecureSphere G400 features a three-tier management system, quick installation and transparent deployment options that include a "sniffer" mode and in-line bridge mode with fail-open capability.

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The SecureSphere M400 management server boasts centralized policy management, event correlation, status monitoring, logging and reporting for one to dozens of gateways simultaneously.

Steve Fuller, president and CTO of NetWorks Group, Brighton, Mich., predicted that both devices would sell well because of their multiple functionalities and their packaging as a network appliance.

"The appliance form factor is almost a check-box item at this point," he said. "Devices like this one are easier to deploy, and they offer unified support so customers have a single point of contact instead of one vendor for software and another vendor for hardware."

Both devices were expected to ship immediately to channel partners. Prices start at $30,000 apiece.