TechGuard announces new security appliances

PoliWall products can filter by country, subnets or specific addresses

TechGuard Security today announced that it is extending its line of PoliWall security appliances. The new line expands on the PoliWall Q security bridge, which was built on PoliWall’s country and IP filtering, using the company’s High-speed Internet Protocol Packet Inspection Engine filters.

PoliWall ESE lets users filter millions of global address, enabling organizations to block entire countries, IP subnets, ranges or specific IP addresses, TechGuard said. PoliWall’s geographic HIPPIE filtering lets users “stop a country with a click,” said Suzanne Magee, president and CEO of TechGuard Security.

The device sits in front of an organization’s firewall and is IPv6 compatible, Magee said. PoliWall uses an intuitive graphical interface that lets users block traffic from particular countries. Users can set a throttle that would set bandwidth limits for traffic from North Korea, for instance, preventing a denial of service attack, Magee said.

The PoliWall ESE appliances feature a streamlined user interface to manage inbound and outbound filters, authentication and access rules.

The new PoliWall products include Data Center PoliWall ESE, which allows for up to 10 million concurrent network connections; Enterprise PoliWall ESE, which allows a million concurrent network connections; and Standard PoliWall ESE, which allows 64,000 concurrent network connections.

The PoliWall ESE products incorporate technology that was developed in part by the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Advanced Technology Program and the Army, TechGuard representatives said.

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Reader Comments

Thu, Oct 22, 2009 David Maestas

The PoliWall uses pre-compiled exception lists (PCELs) to support filtering and bandwidth throttling for access lists with millions of entries. These lists introduce very little latency (measured in nano-secoonds) to network packets. The PCELs can be used to block large lists of known cyber-threats such as known spammers or botnets. The PCEL lists can also be used to lower or raise priority for all IP addresses on the list, effectively reducing the impact of an attack from zombies in any country.

Wed, Sep 30, 2009 JustAReader iknowuknowit

I have a question for Suzanne Magee, president and CEO of TechGuard Security.
How will the PoliWall’s geographic HIPPIE filtering will stop an attack from Bot Zombie PC. Such attacks can happen from any country.

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