MECHANICSBURG, Pa., June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- ICSA Labs(R), an
independent division of Cybertrust(R), the global information security
specialist, today announced the results of its initial round of network
intrusion prevention systems (IPS) certification testing. The following
three products earned ICSA Labs Network IPS Certification: NetKeeper 3256P
from BroadWeb Corporation; Proventia G400 from Internet Security Systems,
Inc.; and TippingPoint 5000E from TippingPoint, a division of 3Com.
"Preventing network-based intrusions is vital for enterprises and
small-to-medium-sized businesses alike," said Jack Walsh, intrusion
detection and prevention program manager at ICSA Labs. "These organizations
need assurance that their network IPS will block worms, withstand DoS
attacks and stop other attacks targeting vulnerabilities in corporate
software. When organizations select a network IPS that has met the
formidable demands of ICSA Labs Network IPS Certification Testing, they can
have increased confidence that the device will protect their networks from
malicious and costly intrusions."
"Intrusion prevention systems have become a critical addition to
enterprise security defense, so buyers are looking for assurance that
products meet stringent performance, transparency and accuracy benchmarks,"
said Marc Willebeek-LeMair, chief technology officer, 3Com. "When users
select a network IPS product that has passed the rigorous testing of ICSA
Labs' Network IPS Certification, they can be confident the product will
sharply improve the security of their network."
To combat the thousands of vulnerabilities in corporate software being
discovered each year, many organizations are turning to network IPS to
thwart vulnerability-focused attacks. ICSA Labs helps simplify the
procurement process when it comes to finding the right network IPS device
-- one that provides accurate, comprehensive intrusion prevention -- for
"ICSA Labs Network IPS testing is the most comprehensive, real world
and exacting testing of its kind," said CEO and chairman of BroadWeb, Dr.
Nen-Fu Huang. "There is no doubt that ICSA Labs has succeeded in providing
an exceptional source of meaningful and independent network IPS testing.
Achieving the IPS certification is a testament to our best-of-breed IPS
The Network IPS certification testing methodology employed by ICSA Labs
is the result of more than a year of research, industry cooperation and
end-user feedback. After undergoing extensive, in-depth testing, less than
half of the products submitted achieved certification. The testing includes
attacks targeting hundreds of medium-to-high severity vulnerabilities,
numerous complex evasion techniques, denial-of-service attacks and latency
measurements. With the completion of this initial round of network IPS
testing, ICSA Labs will now continue to perform independent, third-party
certification testing of network IPS devices on behalf of end users.
"As online attackers become more sophisticated and the types of threats
on the Internet grow exponentially, it is important for companies to know
exactly which IPS products can withstand this constant evolution," said
Greg Adams, vice president of product management at Internet Security
Systems. "ISS commends ICSA Labs for holding IPS vendors to a high standard
and certifying those products that are capable of providing enterprises
with the most comprehensive, effective network protection."
In conjunction with the completion of the initial round of the network
IPS product certifications, ICSA Labs released version 1.0 of the Network
IPS Corporate Certification Testing Criteria. Network IPS products must
meet every requirement in the criteria document in order to attain ICSA
Labs Network IPS Certification. The version 1.0 criteria document and the
certification testing reports for the three certified network intrusion
prevention systems are available for review at no cost from
http://www.icsalabs.com by following the "Network Intrusion Prevention"
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About ICSA Labs
ICSA Labs, an independent division of Cybertrust, Inc., offers
vendor-agnostic testing and certification of security products. Hundreds of
the world's top security vendors submit their products for testing and
certification at ICSA Labs. The end-users of security technologies rely on
ICSA Labs to authoritatively set and apply objective testing and
certification criteria for measuring product compliance and reliability.
The organization tests products in key technology categories such as
anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, IPSec VPN, cryptography, intrusion
prevention, PC firewall, SSL-VPN, application firewall, anti-SPAM and
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