Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Interesting New Service from TippingPoint

TippingPoint is now offering an Emergency Response Service for businesses without IDS/IPS. If I read their data sheets correctly, a network manager would call TippingPoint once they ascertained they were under attack or experienced a breach (a little late to the dance if the breach has already occurred, but no matter) and the Emergency Response Team would deploy a fully set up system consisting of an IPS sensor and a management station (within 24-72 hours). It would remain in place for two to a maximum of four weeks, after which time they would "work with the organization to determine long term security requirements and appropriate solutions". This is done on a complimentary basis... I don't see anything about obligation to purchase products or services after the deployment has ended, but I have to believe there would be one. It wouldn't be cheap at all to rush a well-paid team of security engineers and product to a site within three days and have the system up and running (not to mention the possible liability if the IPS blocks legitimate traffic and SLA's are missed). Interesting...
Info about the service found here

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