IPCopper releases gigabit 4 TByte network security appliance

Jul 19, 2012, 10:00 ET from IPCopper, Inc.

PORTLAND, Ore., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Surveillance forms the foundation of security. Packet capture appliances provide the data necessary to analyze, detect and prevent cybercrime and better secure computer networks, as well as facilitate quick diagnosis of network problems and collect evidence of insider misuse.


IPCopper, Inc.'s innovative packet capture appliance design combines fully automatic, stealthy operations and dual encryption with no pre- or post-deployment configuration, delivered in a robust, yet compact, tamperproof and lightweight package. The USC4060, IPCopper's newest appliance, requires no maintenance and no skill to deploy other than the ability to connect two or three cables. At a fraction of the cost of alternatives, organizations don't have to use packet capture sparingly, but can deploy these appliances anywhere. With IPCopper appliances, organizations realize all the benefits of full packet capture and control their costs by scaling installation to numbers commensurate with their needs and budgets.

Designed from the ground up with speed and security foremost, IPCopper packet capture appliances reap the full potential of modern technology and smash the two barriers of cost and complexity that previously hindered mass deployment. The IPCopper USC4060 requires neither IP nor MAC addresses, making it electronically invisible and reducing the possibility of remote detection to zero. Weighing just 5.5lbs with a 400Mbps and 165,000 packets per second sustained packet capture rate and a peak capture rate of 1Gbps, the USC4060 covers the speed and capacity needs of over 95% of businesses. The USC4060 is capable of both SPAN and inline installation; no special equipment, network re-configuration or changes in network topology are necessary to place USC4060 units wherever desired.

The USC4060 is part of IPCopper's USC-series, which forms the backbone of IPCopper's concept of panoramic forensics. Panoramic forensics, a network and surveillance model, entails creating multiple, overlapping points of packet capture (e.g., at internet connections, between network segments and in front of critical equipment) so that in the event of an incident professionals have multiple vantage points from which to narrow down the affected network segments and conduct analysis.

The growing swell of news reports on breaches and hack attacks illustrates the current state of network security and incident response: without historic and comprehensive packet capture, data investigators waste time and resources attempting to reconstruct incidents after the fact, when a speedy response to attacks is critical in determining what was compromised and how. As a result, cybercrime remains a greater societal burden than it should, were packet capture appliances more widely deployed.

SOURCE IPCopper, Inc.