IBM (NYSE: IBM) on Tuesday introduced a blade server that supports CloudShield Technologies’ software for real-time analysis of network traffic to prevent viruses and denial of service attacks.
“The IBM BladeCenter PN41 enables service providers to manage their network, security and telecommunications technology on a integrated platform,” Jim Pertzborn, VP of telecommunications industry solutions for IBM Systems Group, said in a statement. “This integration can help service providers meet their customers’ evolving requirements for data, voice and video services.”The new blade and software support are key components of IBM’s hardware, software and services framework for service providers. The package also includes IBM’s intrusion prevention technology and Tivoli Security Operations Manager.
Read the full article on InformationWeek. I first heard about this project about 2 years ago when I was helping develop solutions for the Telecom group at IBM. It’s taken a lot of work to get this packaged together and I am glad to see it finally hit the streets. Other sites that have picked this up:
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