I am very proud to announce that Tadashi Tsumura and Fadly Yahaya have published a new how-to guide on developerWorks called, "Implementation Guide for IBM Security Network Protection."
This amazing 295 page book, known internally as the "XGS For Techies" book, tells you everything you need to know about the product to get it up and running as a proof of concept project in your environment. And it will show you how to use all of the products features and capabilities to their fullest extent.
Also, don't forget you can download a trial version of XGS from developerWorks! You can start setting it up today.
From the Abstract:
This document details how to configure and showcase the features of the IBM Security Network Protection (XGS) system for a deployment or a Proof of Concept (PoC). XGS is a next-generation Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) that provides intrusion prevention and security awareness and control of application, content, and users.
XGS provides next-generation intrusion prevention functionality for 10 gigabit and 1 gigabit Ethernet networks. XGS functionality includes botnet command and control protection, malware protection, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) man-in-the-middle inspection of encrypted traffic, firewall protection of web applications, application and application action control, protocol analysis-based intrusion prevention, URL filtering, Injection Logic Protection, Shell Code heuristics, and virtual patch.