U Miami Trades IPS for Top Layer Security System

The University of Miami and its Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine have deployed an intrusion prevention system (IPS) from Top Layer Security as part of a trade-in program offered by the vendor.

The Miller School of Medicine engaged in an evaluation of IPSs that included the TippingPoint 2400E it was running as well as a solution from Reflex Security. As a final test, it evaluated the TippingPoint IPS and the Top Layer IPS 5500 in parallel on the network in front of data centers to compare traffic and behavior.

"The Top Layer solution was performing at 28 [percent to] 35 percent capacity, maybe peaks to 50 percent once in a while, which was quite impressive," said Vijay Haripal, information security manager. "This sealed the deal, and we then left the Top Layer IPS 5500 in the network to replace the [system] we used previously."

He added, "Top Layer notices what is 'abnormal' and the solution showcased these great defense capabilities against the attacks that our team threw at it during the testing phase."

The university has 15,400 students and about 11,000 faculty and staff. Its school of medicine campus consists of 45 acres within the 100-acre University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center complex.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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