HP today announced a new suite of security products designed to deliver comprehensive data protection across both physical and virtual environments. The company is positioning these products as part of its “converged infrastructure,” HP’s term for its data center offering that seeks to provide a total computing solution including processing, storage and networking.
One key product in the suite is the Tipping Point Virtual Controller (vCongtroller), which extends TippingPoint security protection from physical to virtual networks by routing it through an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) appliance. The vController can be deployed and managed using the processes, tools and expertise HP customers are familiar with in their physical environment.
HP also announced a new Reputation Digital Vaccine service that ensures that customer-deployed IPS solutions have the most current list of malicious/suspicious websites, and automatically blocks traffic to and from these sites. The list of sites is updated every two hours.
Other security products in the announcement include an IPS security inspection module on a blade, and an appliance for inspecting encrypted network traffic. HP TippingPoint S-series solutions are now shipping worldwide.
Pricing for the new S-series hardware solution starts at $24,995 with the software solution priced based on deployment.