Intrusion Detection or Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) are very effective tools for identifying and mitigating a wide variety of attacks, from basic scans and probes to trojans and malware infections. But traditional IPS devices are difficult at best to manage and maintain: keeping up with the latest signature sets, making sure the software is up to date, monitoring the hardware, and managing the false positives ... It can be overwhelming, especially given everything else your job requires.
That’s where we come in. We do the job so you don’t have to. We manage the signatures, software updates, upgrades, and monitoring of the system, 24/7. In the rare cases where it’s an issue, we work with you to mitigate the false positives and make sure they don’t happen again. We also provide you with a modern, powerful, and intuitive web-based user interface so you can manage the unit’s blocked networks, edit its configuration, and utilize its extensive activity and compliance reporting.
Our support team is the heart of our business. It’s truly what makes us different. We ensure that each Sentinel is up to date with the latest signatures and software updates, and monitor each unit’s health, 24 hours a day. We can answer any question you may have about the alerts that occur on your network. If your network has an issue – even if it’s not related to the Sentinel – we’ll call you. We’re there to help you troubleshoot network issues, and if anything is wrong with the Sentinel, we make it right.
Real people that really care about you and your network. You simply won’t get this level of personal support from anyone else.
Our IPS simply makes your network invisible to malicious users – whether their traffic is malicious or not – while legitimate users enjoy uninterrupted access. We call this ‘Network Cloaking,’ and no other IPS has it. How? Well, our Collective Intelligence Network Security system (CINS) helps make Network Cloaking possible. Utilizing threat intelligence from our Sentinels deployed around the world and trusted sources from the network security community, we constantly keep each Sentinel armed with the most current reputation information available.
It’s living, breathing, active threat intelligence you can’t get anywhere else. In addition, we’re constantly adding new functionality to our deployed Sentinels, so any new protection that is offered through our service gets added to your network’s security posture automatically.
Our belief is simple: You have the right to be secure. Our singular focus is protecting that right.
For us, this means your business's network has the right to be secure from the threat of intruders. It is why we do what we do. This belief is also rooted in an understanding that what can harm you can in turn harm others. In today's environment, network security is a shared responsibility. This perspective has driven the evolution of our company from the original Sentinel IPS, through to our pioneering Distributed Pre-emptive Attack Mitigation methodology, and our expansion in to Sentinel EPS and CINS active threat intelligence.
Intrusion Prevention sometimes gets a bad rap, because false positives – that is, the inadvertent blocking of legitimate traffic – can be common when IPS devices are poorly tuned. Not with Sentinel. Our custom tuning process and expert knowledge combine with the Sentinel’s unique, innovative software to make IPS false positives virtually a thing of the past.
The Sentinel functionality and intuitive interface provide excellent support for GLBA, HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA, and more. If you're interested in finding out more, take a moment to browse our compliance page.
Installation and configuration take less than five minutes, and you’re up and running. And, we’re with you every step of the way. Minimal downtime, no delays, no complicated configurations to worry about. The Sentinel immediately starts collecting data, and you can instantly log in to the web-based interface to see what’s happening. It is installed as a Layer 2 bridge, behind your network’s router, and in front of your current firewall. The only requirement is a publicly routable IP address, so authorized remote users can access the web-based interface and our management network can monitor and update the unit as necessary.
It couldn’t be any easier. There are no equipment costs, no annual contracts or commitments to sign, and you can cancel anytime. You get everything –including use of the Sentinel device, our stellar support, and monitoring services – for a simple monthly fee. Couple that with our free Network Gateway Assessment that kicks the whole process off, and there is no better value in network security.
There are three hardware options, and each receives the same level of personal, professional service and support. Each one runs on a bulletproof 1U Dell server, with our own hardened operating system. The Premium unit comes standard with gigabit NICs. The Advanced unit adds a blazing-fast Interface Masters bypass card that allows the unit to fail-to-wire. The Advanced unit is perfect for environments where reliable Internet connectivity is the foremost concern. Finally, we offer an Ultra unit, which can be customized to your specific needs. Typically, this unit might include upgraded hardware, additional RAM, and customized NICs for fiber or fail-to-wire.
For redundant IPS security, we offer a unique inline High Availability solution. This configuration is perfect for networks that require reliable Internet connectivity without sacrificing security. We utilize two Sentinels, each equipped with custom monitoring software that ensures if there is a problem with one of the devices, the other with still be able to monitor the network feed and stop malicious traffic.
Virtual Sentinel IPS
Looking for a virtual IPS appliance? We offer the Sentinel IPS in several virtual environments, including VMWare. Just contact us for more details, and we'll work with you.
Internal EPS/IDS Solution.
To gain visibility to malicious traffic within their local network, many customers choose to install another Sentinel, running in Alert-Only mode, on the inside of their network, just behind the firewall. This allows network administrators to identify internal machines that may be compromised, and, since it’s a Sentinel, it makes it easy to correlate alerts and events with the existing Sentinel IPS. This saves hours of troubleshooting time, which can be critical when you’re trying to track down an infected workstation.
Of course we offer certified ASV mapping scans as part of our Network Gateway Assessment and Sentinel evaluation, but we also offer a full array of certified ASV scan offerings for our customers. These scans are critical for many compliance requirements, and are very helpful in identifying network vulnerabilities. They serve as an excellent compliment to the Sentinel service, but we also offer these scans as a seperate service. Contact us for more information.
Custom Integration for National Accounts
Many of our larger customers have several Sentinel installations across many networks, located across the country (or world, for that matter). We can help these customers consolidate reporting and configuration of the Sentinel network, making the job of managing the Sentinel implementation even easier than it already is. Learn more.