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Sponsor:   Symantec Corporation     View all reports from this sponsor

Title: Symantec Network Security 7160 Intrusion Prevention Appliance Performance Evaluation

Publication date:   23 June 2005
Document number:    205111


Symantec Corp. commissioned The Tolly Group to evaluate its Symantec Network Security 7160, an eight-port Gigabit Ethernet security appliance that offers intrusion protection while delivering throughput in excess of 1 Gbps.

Tolly Group engineers evaluated the capability of the Symantec Network Security 7160 to detect and block network attacks and threats common to enterprise networks. Engineers also examined the Symantec Network Security 7160’s capability to detect and block suspicious network threats and security risks /audit events. Next, engineers tested the ability for the Symantec Network Security 7160 to continue to block threats when common and advanced evasion techniques were used to deceive the security appliance and affect end users. Additionally, engineers measured the aggregate throughput delivered by the Symantec Network Security 7160 while configured to scan all traffic for attacks, as well as the connection set-up rate and the maximum number of sustained connections supported. Finally, engineers evaluated the management capabilities and ease of use for the Symantec Network Security 7160. Tests were conducted in March 2005.

Number of pages: 8      Publication price: $0.00

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