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Data Center Advanced Threat Protection

The modern enterprise runs on a dizzying array of large- to medium-scale commercial and customized applications. The data within those applications is exactly what attackers are targeting. The Cisco IPS 4500 Series has the most advanced network awareness in the industry, providing critical application and infrastructure protection for the data center or network core.

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Features and Capabilities

The Cisco IPS 4500 Series, a critical component of the Cisco SecureX architecture, delivers hardware-accelerated inspection, real-world performance, high port density, and energy efficiency in an expansion-ready chassis. With our highly effective, out-of-the-box protection and automated threat management, your critical assets are protected in minutes.

The Cisco IPS 4500 Series offers:

  • Data center specific protection for web servers, databases, and storage; Oracle, SAP enterprise class applications, and custom software
  • Continuously defends critical servers due to OS and application vulnerabilities, reducing emergency patch fire drills and IT expenses
  • Ease of Deployment and management: Wizard driven deployment setup includes data center focused signature template; Efficient management from Cisco IPS Manager Express or Cisco Security Manager spans the entire IPS product line

Cisco IPS Performance Metrics

Discover a performance standard based on five common deployment scenarios.

Specifications at a Glance

Model Cisco IPS 4510 Sensor Cisco IPS 4520 Sensor Cisco IPS 4520-XL Sensor
Average Inspection Throughput 3 Gbps 5 Gbps 10 Gbps
Maximum Inspection Throughput 5 Gbps 10 Gbps 20 Gbps
Maximum Connections 3,800,000 8,400,000 16,800,000
Average Latency Less than 150 µ Less than 150 µ Less than 150 µ
Global Correlation Yes Yes Yes
Reputation-Driven Mitigation Selection Yes Yes Yes
Compound Signature Analysis (disparate alerts combine to identify higher order threat) Yes Yes Yes
Customizable Signature Ratings: Severity, Fidelity Yes Yes Yes

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