October 27, 2008

Top Layer Security and Bradford Networks to Demonstrate Joint IPS and NAC Solution at Educause

Top Layer Security, a leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), will be demonstrating its joint IPS and NAC network security solution with Bradford Networks at Educause 2008, October 28 - 31 in Orlando. The joint solution integrates Top Layer's IPS 5500 E-Series Intrusion Prevention System and Bradford Networks' new Campus Manager Behavior Management and Control solution, extending campus security protection from the network core out to the point of network access.

The integration of Top Layer IPS and Bradford NAC technologies provides a comprehensive security solution that protects the network from core to edge. The combined solution enables organizations to continuously assess their networks for security threats and vulnerabilities; identify the responsible users or devices; and take immediate and appropriate actions at the point of entry to the network to ensure continued security and availability of network services.

"Education institutions face an increasingly menacing security challenge of providing open and readily available network access to students, faculty and staff, while protecting against security breaches that can lead to loss of personal data or network degradation," said Ken Pappas, vice president of marketing and security strategist at Top Layer Security. "Our joint solution extends critical protections from the network core to the endpoints, ensuring that academic institutions can provide secure and reliable network services."

Top Layer Security will be demonstrating the joint solution at the Bradford Networks booth, #519. For additional information on the partnership, please visit www.toplayer.com.

About the Top Layer IPS 5500

The IPS 5500 family of products is built in the USA and offers the strongest levels of network protection, performance, and reliability on the market today. By combining content-based IPS/IDS, stateful firewall, and attack mitigation algorithms, the IPS 5500 is the only solution that provides Three Dimensional Protection (3DP) against malicious content, undesired access and botnet-based attacks. Top Layer's architecture enables the IPS 5500 to protect enterprises and service providers from sophisticated attacks in real-time while enabling the highest throughput of legitimate traffic.

The IPS 5500 E-series has received top accolades from the world's most prestigious labs and influential publications. In addition, Top Layer has received significant recognition from the NSS Group, Computer Reseller News, Information Security Magazine, IT Week, Service Provider Weekly, the Tolly Group and was awarded "Best Buy" status by SC Magazine in their 2007 review of IDS/IPS solutions as well as Best IPS Product of 2007.

About Top Layer Security

Top Layer Security is a leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) that enables enterprise organizations to protect their critical on-line assets from risks associated with cyber threats. Designed with Three Dimensional Protection, Top Layer's IPS provides the most advanced protection against attacks at the highest tested performance rates. Top Layer Security is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with sales and services support worldwide.

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