APconnections Launches Intrusion Prevention System

Lafayette, Colorado-based APconnections, a developer of network appliances, said today that it has launched a new intrusion prevention system it is calling NetGladiator. The firm said the IPS leverages technology from the firm's bandwidth optimization products, to help block network intrusions. Pricing on the new product was not announced. APconnections said the new device uses deep packet inspection to identify anomalies in a network and to block potential attacks. APconnections is led by Art Reisman.