San Jose, California – (The Hosting News) – April 17, 2006 –
Enterprise security firm, Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS), has launched Linux support for its Proventia Server Intrusion Prevention System product line.
According to the company, after the release of its Proventia Server for Windows, this latest addition to ISS’ product portfolio adds protection for the world’s third-largest server market. Linux servers generated $1.6 billion in revenue in Q4 2005, the fourteenth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with year-over-year revenue growth of 20.8 percent.
Gary Fish, President and CEO of FishNet Security explained, ”The extension of ISS’ vulnerability-based protection to the Linux server market creates a powerful opportunity for channel partners. ISS’ recent release of Proventia Server for Windows was well-received among our customer base, and we expect to see the same amount of enthusiasm for this new product. Designed as a set-and-forget security solution for an organization’s entire population of servers (not just for dedicated servers running mission-critical applications), the Proventia Server for Windows and Linux products provide comprehensive protection that is both low-cost and easy to install and manage.”
Heath Thompson, Vice President of Product Engineering at Internet Security Systems added, ”With this additional support, ISS offers the most comprehensive coverage in the security industry for the top server platforms, including Windows, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX. Recognizing that the Linux market is growing rapidly and that many of our customers have heterogeneous environments, we also provide organizations the unique ability to manage security events for all of their servers using minimal resources through our Proventia Management SiteProtector console.”
Key features of Proventia Server for Linux include vulnerability-based intrusion prevention, Buffer Overflow Exploit Prevention (BOEP) and support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SuSE Linux Enterprise Servers. ISS’ vulnerability-based approach to intrusion prevention is based on the findings of the company’s X-Force research and development team.
ISS believes that this proactive approach allows organizations to protect against software vulnerabilities before specific threats on those vulnerabilities emerge in the wild and impact network assets. By leveraging ISS’ Virtual Patch technology, Proventia Server for Linux is constantly updated with vulnerability discoveries and can automatically patch and protect critical servers until organizations are able to obtain and apply patches from affected vendors.
Also key to ISS’ preemptive server protection strategy is the company’s BOEP technology, which protects hosts from attackers and worms that attempt to use known or previously unknown buffer overflow attacks to exploit the system or propagate. Server protection products and services from ISS combine intrusion prevention, enterprise firewalls and BOEP within a single agent to block a wide variety of Internet attacks from entering a system.
ISS’ server offerings play a key role in the company’s Proventia integrated security platform, which provides comprehensive protection for enterprise IT infrastructures from network to host. ISS’ multi-layered approach to security allows organizations to continually stay ahead of the latest threats trying to infiltrate their networks.
Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) has been a security advisor to businesses and governments, providing preemptive protection for networks, desktops and servers since 1994.
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Proventia Server for Linux, please visit: www.iss.net/find_products/server.php.
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