Network-based IPS Appliance Operating in-line at Wire Speed

Hillstone S-Series plays an integral part of network security systems for its high-performance, no compromise, best-of-breed protection capability and broad and flexible deployment scenarios.

As the threat landscape continues to evolve aggressively, an increasing number of network protection technologies have quickly emerged. Among these various technologies, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) remains one of the most widely deployed solutions, regardless of platform or form factor.

Hillstone Network-based IPS (NIPS) appliance operates in-line, and at wire speed, performing deep packet inspection, and assembling inspection of all network traffic. It also applies rules based on several methodologies, including protocol anomaly analysis and signature analysis to block threats. Hillstone NIPS can be deployed in the network to inspect traffic left undetected by perimeter solutions and is an integral part of network security systems for its high-performance, no compromise, best-of-breed protection capability and broad and flexible deployment scenarios.

Unparalleled Threat Protection without Performance Compromise

The Hillstone NIPS platform has the most comprehensive high performance inspection engine, combined with the best-of-breed signature partnering with leading technology partners, providing customers the highest threat detection rate with the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Moreover, it provides high throughput, low latency and maximum availability to maintain efficient security operations without compromising network performance.

Granular Reporting with User Targeted Viewpoints

Bringing multiple sources together, Hillstone NIPS can identify contextual information to make proper blocking decisions. With a granular and robust reporting function, it offers visibility across different views, based on whether you are a business system administrator, a security administrator or the CIO or executive.

Ease of Deployment

Deploying and managing the Hillstone NIPS is simple, with minimum overhead. It can be deployed in the following modes to meet security requirements and ensure optimal network connectivity: Active protection (intrusion prevention mode), real time monitoring and blocking; Passive detection (intrusion detection mode), real time monitoring and alert.

Centralized Management

The Hillstone NIPS can be managed by the Hillstone Security Management Platform (HSM). Administrators can centrally register, monitor, upgrade NIPS devices deployed in different branches or locations, with a unified management policy across the network for maximum efficiency.

Key features

  • 8,000+ signatures, protocol anomaly detection, rate-based detection, custom signatures, manual, automatic push or pull signature updates, integrated threat encyclopedia
  • IPS actions: default, monitor, block, reset (attackers IP or attackers IP and victim IP, incoming interface) with expiry time
  • Packet logging option
  • Filter based selection: severity, target, OS, application and/or protocol
  • IP exemption from specific IPS signatures
  • IDS sniffer mode
  • IPv4 and IPv6 rate based DOS protection with threshold settings against TCP Syn flood, TCP/UDP/SCTP port scan, ICMP sweep, TCP/UDP/SCIP/ICMP session flooding (source/destination)
  • Active bypass with bypass interfaces
  • Predefined prevention configuration
  • Correlation among unknown threats, abnormal behavior and application behavior to discover potential threat or attacks
  • Multi-dimension correlation rules, automatic daily update from the cloud
  • Behavior-based advanced malware detection
  • Detection of more than 2000 known and unknown malware families including Virus, Worm, Trojan, Overflow etc.
  • Real-time, online, malware behavior model database update
  • Behavior modeling based on L3-L7 baseline traffic to reveal anomalous network behavior, such as HTTP scanning, Spider, SPAM, SSH/FTP weak password
  • Detection of DDoS including Flood, Sockstress, zip of death, reflect, DNS query, SSL DDos and application DDoS
  • Supports inspection of encrypted tunneling traffic for unknown applications
  • Real-time, online, abnormal behavior model database update
  • Over 13 million AV signatures
  • Flow-based Antivirus: protocols include HTTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, FTP/SFTP
  • Supports compressed file virus scanning
  • Abnormal protocol attack defense
  • Anti-DoS/DDoS, including SYN Flood, DNS Query Flood defense
  • ARP attack defense
  • Flow-based web filtering inspection
  • Manually defined web filtering based on URL, web content and MIME header
  • Dynamic web filtering with cloud-based real-time categorization database: over 140 million URLs with 64 categories (8 of which are security related)
  • Web filtering profile override: allows administrator to temporarily assign different profiles to user/group/IP
  • Additional web filtering features:
    • Filter Java Applet, ActiveX and/or cookie
    • Block HTTP Post
    • Log search keywords
    • Exempt scanning encrypted connections on certain categories for privacy
  • Web filter local categories and category rating override
  • Real-time Spam Classification and Prevention
  • Confirmed Spam, Suspected Spam, Bulk Spam, Valid Bulk
  • Protection Regardless of the language, format, or content of the message
  • Support both SMTP and POP3 email protocols
  • Inbound and outbound detection
  • White lists to allow emails from trusted domains
  • Upload malicious files to cloud sandbox for analysis
  • Support protocols including HTTP/HTTPS, POP3, IMAP, SMTP and FTP
  • Support file types including PE,ZIP, RAR, Office, PDF, APK, JAR and SWF
  • File transfer direction and file size control
  • Provide complete behavior analysis report for malicious files
  • Global threat intelligence sharing, real-time threat blocking
  • Support detection only mode without uploading files
  • Discover intranet botnet host by monitoring C&C connections and block further advanced threats such as botnet and ransomware
  • Regularly update the botnet server addresses
  • prevention for C&C IP and domain
  • Support TCP, HTTP, and DNS traffic detection
  • IP and domain whitelists
  • Identify and filter traffic from risky IPs such as botnet hosts, spammers, Tor nodes, breached hosts, and brute force attacks
  • Logging, dropping packets, or blocking for different types of risky IP traffic
  • Regular IP reputation signature database upgrade
  • Over 3,000 applications that can be filtered by name, category, subcategory, technology and risk
  • Each application contains a description, risk factors, dependencies, typical ports used, and URLs for additional reference
  • Actions: block, monitor
  • Provide multi-dimensional monitoring and statistics for applications running in the cloud, including risk category and characteristics
  • Max/guaranteed bandwidth tunnels or IP/user basis
  • Tunnel allocation based on security domain, interface, address, user/user group, server/server group, application/app group, TOS, VLAN
  • Bandwidth allocated by time, priority, or equal bandwidth sharing
  • Type of Service (TOS) and Differentiated Services (DiffServ) support
  • Prioritized allocation of remaining bandwidth
  • Maximum concurrent connections per IP
  • Bandwidth allocation based on URL category
  • Bandwidth limit by delaying access for user or IP
  • Management over IPv6, IPv6 logging and HA
  • IPv6 tunneling, DNS64/NAT64 etc.
  • IPv6 routing protocols, static routing, policy routing, ISIS, RIPng, OSPFv3 and BGP4+
  • IPS, Application identification, Anti-Virus, Access control, ND attack defense
  • System resource allocation to each VSYS
  • CPU virtualization
  • Non-root VSYS support firewall, IPSec VPN, SSL VPN, IPS, URL filtering
  • VSYS monitoring and statistic
  • Redundant heartbeat interfaces
  • Active/Active and Active/Passive
  • Standalone session synchronization
  • HA reserved management interface
  • Failover:
    • Port, local & remote link monitoring
    • Stateful failover
    • Sub-second failover
    • Failure notification
  • Deployment options:
    • HA with link aggregation
    • Full mesh HA
    • Geographically dispersed HA
  • Management access: HTTP/HTTPS, SSH, telnet, console
  • Central Management: Hillstone Security Manager (HSM), web service APIs
  • Two-factor authentication: username/password, HTTPS certificates file
  • System Integration: SNMP, syslog, alliance partnerships
  • Rapid deployment: USB auto-install, local and remote script execution
  • Dynamic real-time dashboard status and drill-in monitoring widgets
  • Storage device management: storage space threshold customization and alarm, old data overlay, stop recording.
  • Language support: English
  • Logging facilities: local memory and storage (if available), multiple syslog servers and multiple Hillstone Security Audit (HSA) platforms
  • Encrypted logging and log integrity with HSA scheduled batch log uploading
  • Reliable logging using TCP option (RFC 3195)
  • Detailed traffic logs: forwarded, violated sessions, local traffic, invalid packets
  • Comprehensive event logs: system and administrative activity audits, routing & networking, VPN, user authentications, WiFi related events
  • IP and service port name resolution option
  • Brief traffic log format option
  • Granular Reporting with User Targeted Viewpoints
    • HA Management/C-level View
    • Business System Owner View
    • Network Security Administrator View
  • Application, URL, threat events statistic and monitoring
  • Real-time traffic statistic and analytics
  • System information such as concurrent session, CPU, Memory and temperature
  • iQOS traffic statistic and monitoring, link status monitoring
  • Support traffic information collection and forwarding via Netflow (v9.0)
  • Cloud-based security monitoring
  • 7/24 access from web or mobile application
  • Device status, traffic and Threat monitoring
  • Cloud-based log retention and reporting

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