SOURCE: Reflex Security, Inc.

October 09, 2006 08:00 ET

Reflex Security Launches "IPS Everywhere"

New Security Initiative Enables Accurate and High-Performance Intrusion Prevention Across the Enterprise

ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 9, 2006 -- Reflex Security®, Inc. (, a pioneer and innovator in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced IPS Everywhere™, a major initiative to accelerate the delivery of accurate and high-performance IPS protection throughout today's security-impelled enterprises.

"We see a gaping hole in competitors' IPS product offerings," said Jim Watson, CEO, Reflex Security. "Not only are existing IPS solutions difficult to work with, but many vendors are moving to multi-function security appliances, managed security services, and other expansions of their business before they've solved the most fundamental problems associated with preventing intrusions: accurate detection and enterprise-wide coverage." Over the next six months, Reflex Security will deploy its patented IPS solutions to protect the most vulnerable areas of today's enterprises:

--  Network Edge:  Best-of-breed technology to deliver security
    effectiveness, raw performance, and simplified management/monitoring.
--  Network Core: Multi-gigabit performance and carrier-grade hardware
    with the same level of security effectiveness and ease of administration as
    available at the network edge. See today's related news release: Reflex
    Security First to Ship 10Gig IPS Solution: Bringing High Performance and
    Scalable Security to Enterprise Networks (Oct 9, 2006) at
--  Virtualization Environments: Software-only solutions that incorporate
    all of the elements of IPS appliance technology inside a VMware-based
--  Client PC: Zero-footprint solutions complementing traditional anti-
    virus/anti-spyware software; to detect and render harmless malicious code
    hidden within Microsoft Windows® operating system.

Reflex Security solutions across these four areas, combined with its detailed automatic mapping of the client's network deliver unprecedented accuracy in detection and prevention -- dramatically reducing "false positives." This has been the crucial missing ingredient in competitors' IPS solutions, and a key reason why most IPS deployments to date have met with mixed customer satisfaction. With over 1,000 installations in finance, healthcare, education, manufacturing and government worldwide, Reflex Security has established itself as the IPS customer satisfaction leader, due to its easy-to-install and operate solutions, and strong channel and integration partnerships (including IBM and VMware).

Reflex Security's "IPS Everywhere" approach combines all the necessary functions identified by Gartner, Inc. in its report "Seven Key Selection Criteria for Network IPSs"(1): "A full-featured IPS should protect against: 1) Distributed and general denial-of-service (DOS) attacks; 2) Protocol usage violations; 3) General protocol anomalies and 4) Attempts to bypass signatures by placing the payload across multiple packets (by inspecting during packet normalization, not simply examining each packet or the first packet in a stream)."

A recent Gartner Dataquest forecast(2) projects that the market for Intrusion Prevention Systems and Embedded Intrusion Prevention will grow to $2.4 billion worldwide by 2010.

Through its award-winning solutions, Reflex Security is well positioned to capture significant market share of security-conscious enterprises that need proven, best-of-breed intrusion prevention.

About Reflex Security, Inc.

Reflex Security, Inc., a pioneer in network intrusion prevention delivers real-time network security through its innovative products and IPS Everywhere™ approach to enterprise-wide security. By unifying discovery, deep-packet inspection and a comprehensive prevention engine, Reflex Security accurately blocks internal and external security threats to prevent today's most serious network attacks. SC Magazine recently named Reflex Security the top performer in its 2006 Group Test of IPS vendors, awarding its coveted "Best Buy" honor. Adaptable, reliable and easy to use, Reflex Security simplifies enterprise security for business networks and virtualized networks of all sizes. For more information visit, call 888-872-7555, or contact any authorized channel partner.


(1)"Seven Key Selection Criteria for Network IPSs" by Greg Young, Research Vice President, Gartner, Inc. 11/2004

(2) "Forecast: Intrusion Prevention Systems, Worldwide, 2005-2010" Gartner Dataquest 14 July 2006 Research quoted and referenced here, is included with the permission of the publisher: Gartner, Inc.

Reflex Security is a registered trademark, and IPS Everywhere is a trademark of Reflex Security, Inc. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.

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