12 Hot Security Products Seen At Interop 2011

Beefing Up Security At Interop 2011

It's no secret that the proliferation of the cloud and virtualization has transformed the core of network security. And nowhere was this trend more evident than at Interop 2011, held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This year, security companies had a strong presence at the world's biggest IT network conference. During the show, attendees could find everything from next-generation firewalls to unified threat management devices to access management and application control conducted in the cloud.

Here are a few of the products seen on the show floor.

AppRiver SecureSurf

AppRiver SecureSurf is an easy-to-deploy hosted solution that protects companies against online threats by incorporating security information from a number of sources, including AppRiver's own spam filtering service. SecureSurf checks targeted Web sites against a continuously updated list of sites known to distribute malware or viruses or that contain pornography and other objectionable content. SecureSurf also allows companies to establish thorough Web surfing policies, monitor Web usage and create whitelists of known good sites. For those Web sites that appear to be suspicious, the service directs them to a hosted proxy server, which can conduct a rapid, detailed content analysis.

Astaro Application Control

Astaro Application Control adds next-generation firewall capabilities that help IT administrators gain visibility into Internet usage, block unwanted applications like Facebook or Ultrasurf and prioritize Internet bandwidth usage. Astaro's Application Control allows administrators to monitor which applications are being used and by whom. It can limit the use of productivity-draining applications while allowing access to applications employees actually need.

Astaro Log Management

Astaro Log Management allows Astaro Security Gateway users to centrally store and analyze log data from all systems and applications. With its error tracking, policy protection and automatic alerts, it can reduce troubleshooting time by up to 80 percent while helping companies comply with PCI and other regulations.

Fortinet FortiGate-3950B

Fortinet demonstrated the performance and stability of its firewall and intrusion prevention system contained in the FortiGate-3950B at BreakingPoint Systems' Interop booth.

The FortiGate-3950B recently achieved a BreakingPoint Resiliency Score of 95/100 -- the highest published score on record. The BreakingPoint Resiliency Score is an automated test based on industry standards for performance, security, and stability of network and security devices.

Fortinet's FortiGate consolidated security systems are ASIC-accelerated appliances that integrate core security and network functions.

GFI MailEssentials Complete

Just in time for Interop, GFI Software launched GFI MailEssentials Complete, a comprehensive antispam, antiphishing and e-mail security solution for SMBs. MailEssentials utilizes best-of-breed software and hardware to give organizations an e-mail security solution they can deploy on premise, as a physical or virtual appliance or as a hosted service.

MailEssentials Complete offers SMBs the choice of a commercial-grade appliance or a VMware-based virtual appliance, designed to be up and running in less than 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, MailEssentials Complete Online gives SMBs the ability to install and manage the solution on-site. Users receive additional functionality, including an e-mail continuity service through which they can access and send e-mail if their internal infrastructure is offline.

HyTrust Appliance

HyTrust addresses the challenges around compliance and multitenancy for virtualization and private cloud environments. HyTrust Appliance is a network-based, virtual appliance solution that transparently enforces policy in a shared infrastructure, allowing logical infrastructure segmentation as well as compliance-level controls and visibility. It gives customers the assurance of "virtualization under control" and empowers organizations to fully leverage their investment and virtualize more by delivering enterprise-class access control, accountability and full visibility.

McAfee Network Security Platform

The latest release of McAfee Network Security Platform includes enhanced botnet control through reputation intelligence, virtual network inspection and a traffic analysis port for network monitoring, forensics and other advanced analysis engines, providing a greater level of network intelligence across both physical and virtual environments.

SonicWall NSA E8510

The SonicWall NSA E8510, the latest addition to SonicWall's range of next-generation firewall solutions, delivers up to 10GbE throughput and runs on SonicOS 5.8 to give enterprises realtime application intelligence and control. It puts power back in the hands of IT administrators, featuring enhanced ease of use and management with granular control over applications and users. A power-efficient and compact appliance, the NSA E8510 targets education, health-care and data center deployment scenarios.

SonicWall WAN Optimization

At Interop, SonicWall unveiled the availability of WAN optimization as an extension of the current SonicWall next-generation firewall offerings. SonicWall's WAN optimization tools are designed to improve bandwidth management and acceleration between regional and branch offices, create faster end-user experiences by eliminating latency, and increase overall user productivity.

Tripwire Enterprise 8.0

The latest version of Tripwire’s configuration control and file integrity monitoring solution offers comprehensive compliance policy management. It features the addition of Remediation Manager, creating an end-to-end IT security and compliance solution that protects critical infrastructure, detects changes in realtime and corrects noncompliant configurations. Remediation Manager can reduce the time spent repairing configurations from hours to just minutes, allowing organizations to cost-effectively bring their IT systems into compliance with internal policy and regulatory mandates.

Tripwire Log Center

Tripwire Log Center is an intelligent log and security information and event management solution with realtime threat monitoring and integrated configuration control. Tripwire Log Center detects suspicious activity and stores the raw log data that's required for compliance audits, and helps organizations maintain continuous compliance -- providing stronger IT security around the clock. TLC's tight integration with Tripwire Enterprise in the Tripwire VIA platform provides intelligent threat control with built-in event and change correlation.

WatchGuard XTM 2050

Watchguard unveiled the WatchGuard XTM 2050, a next-generation firewall that provides enterprise-class security for large enterprises and data centers requiring high-performance firewall, application control and intrusion prevention systems to protect against data theft, malware and security breaches.

Among other things, the new appliance contains a 20-Gbps firewall, redundant hot-swap power supplies, fans, storage and NICs; high availability; WAN and VPN failover; application control for more than 1,800 applications; integration with Active Directory, LDAP, RADIUS andothers for user-based firewalling; SSL remote user VPN; and WatchGuard System Manager full management, complete with reporting, monitoring and logging capabilities.