Dragon IDS gets OPSEC thumbs-up

By   |  September 28, 2004

Enterasys Networks\’ Dragon Intrusion Defense System has been awarded OPSEC(Open Platform for Security) certification from Check Point Software Technologies. OPSEC is the IT industry\’s open, multi-vendor security framework with over 350 partners.

Through OPSEC certification, Enterasys Dragon now seamlessly integrates with Check Point\’s VPN-1/FireWall-1 software, allowing enterprises to detect and combat against misuse or attacks, both internal and external to the network, across their entire IT infrastructure.

\”With the multivendor, complex security systems that many enterprises currently have in place, open, interoperable, layered security solutions continue to be significantly important,\” said John Roese, chief technology officer for Enterasys Networks. \”Our secure networks approach provides customers with the most granular level of security

available today.\”

The Dragon Intrusion Defense System includes network-based detection and active response capabilities, modular host intrusion detection components, server management and event management. Dragon uses the OPSEC interfaces to provide automated alerts and notifications to VPN-1/FireWall-1 Next Generation with Application Intelligence,\” said Upesh Patel, director at Check Point Software Technologies.

\”Through this integration, customers will extend their abilities to respond in real time to threats aimed at their networks, such as worms, viruses, denial-of-service and zero-day attacks or to internal misuse and abuse.\”

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