SOURCE: Enterasys Networks

October 08, 2007 08:30 ET

Enterasys Delivers 10 Gigabit Intrusion Detection & Prevention System

Dragon Advanced Security Application Suite Scales to Deliver Leading Performance, Reliability and Effectiveness with Line Rate Threat Visibility and Protection for Core Networks

ANDOVER, MA--(Marketwire - October 8, 2007) - Enterasys Networks Inc., the Secure Networks Company™, today announced the Dragon® 10 Gigabit Intrusion Detection and Prevention System which leverages the company's experience and expertise with advanced security software and ASIC-based high speed packet processing technology. As the first and only vendor to ship a 10 GigE IDS/IPS solution with total packet inspection, Enterasys can protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information without sacrificing performance on the fastest core network backbone links. The new Dragon 10 Gigabit Intrusion Detection & Prevention System intelligently integrates with the Dragon Security Command Console for security information management and NetSight® Automated Security Manager for dynamic intrusion response capabilities to proactively sense and automatically respond to security threats. When deployed in conjunction with the Enterasys Network Access Control (NAC) solution, unique IP-to-ID mapping capabilities immediately identify, isolate and remediate the source and location of malicious network traffic in real-time.

"IDS/IPS technologies are especially useful at blocking attackers before they can cause harm -- mitigating denial of service attacks, preventing information theft, and ensuring the security of VoIP communications," said Charlotte Dunlap, Current Analysis Senior Analyst, Enterprise Security. "A system that performs this sophisticated security analysis cost-effectively without impacting network performance or reliability is especially attractive."

The Enterasys Dragon IDS/IPS system is the industry's only solution that simultaneously performs vulnerability signature matching, protocol analysis, network behavioral analysis and VoIP traffic analysis with total packet capture and complete session reconstruction to protect against the widest variety of network-based and host-based threats. A library of over 14,000 threat signatures includes live signature updates and support for Snort signature databases. Dragon's multi-threaded architecture and virtual sensors optimize traffic analysis while scaling to meet the needs of the world's largest networks. The Dragon 10 Gigabit Intrusion Detection & Prevention System features distributed fault tolerance with no single point of failure to ensure high-availability and address critical business requirements while protecting existing infrastructure investments.

Available immediately, pricing for the Dragon 10 Gigabit Intrusion Detection & Prevention System starts at $175,000. To learn more, please schedule a live demonstration at

About Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks -- the Secure Networks Company -- is owned by a private investor group led by The Gores Group, LLC and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC. Enterasys' unique Secure Networks solutions secure any network to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and performance of IT services and the business users that rely on them. Thousands of leading companies, government agencies and educational institutions in more than 70 countries rely on Secure Networks solutions to maintain business continuity and protect vital information. The company's culture is centered on the principle "There is nothing more important than our customers." Delivering on that commitment, Secure Networks provides granular, policy-based command and control of individual user, application, device, port and flow performance, and security. Enterasys' architectural approach to network security offers a long technology lifecycle and significant operational and business benefits, while reducing total cost of ownership. Information about Enterasys' award-winning policy-enabled switches, routers, wireless products, security software, and services is available at

About The Gores Group

Founded in 1987, The Gores Group is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group has become a leading investor, primarily in the technology and telecommunications sectors, having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, Colorado and London. For more information, please visit

About Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC

Tennenbaum Capital Partners is a Santa Monica, California-based private investment firm managing over $3.8 billion in assets through private funds. The firm's investment strategy is grounded in a long-term, value approach, and it assists -- both financially and operationally -- transitional middle-market companies in such industries as technology, healthcare, energy, aerospace, business services, retail and general manufacturing. Tennenbaum's core strengths include its in-depth knowledge of equity and debt-financing vehicles in the public and private markets, as well as a thorough understanding of special situations. For more information, please visit

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