News | October 14, 2008

Top Layer Security Joins Microsoft Active Protections Program

WESTBORO, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Top Layer Security, a leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), today announced it has joined the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). Through this partnership, Top Layer will be provided with vulnerability information in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update release to anticipate emerging threats and provide its customers with more timely protection.

"Our partners share our passion for industry collaboration to protect a world full of Internet users," said Mark Miller, director of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing product management. "No one company can accomplish this by itself. That is why we are partnering with Top Layer to advance and improve security."

The Microsoft Active Protections Program is a program that provides vulnerability information to Top Layer in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update release. By having access to this detailed vulnerability information before Microsoft releases its security bulletins, Top Layer is better equipped to provide more timely protections to its customers through its TopResponse program.

TopResponse is an Automated Protection Update Service that provides Top Layer IPS 5500 customers with advanced security services to maximize the security, availability, and performance of their network. In general, TopResponse provides automated threat updates, technical support, security advisory and software subscription services, along with access to Top Layer's Security Knowledge Base and special delivery programs.

"Top Layer recognizes the emerging threats facing business, and is committed to provide customers with award-winning protections through the IPS 5500 as new threats emerge," said Mike Paquette, vice president and chief strategy officer, Top Layer Security. "Through this partnership, Top Layer will be provided with vulnerability information in advance of Microsoft's monthly security update release, enabling the TopResponse team to ensure that all of our customers are protected at the earliest moment potential vulnerabilities are identified."

About the Top Layer IPS 5500

The IPS 5500 family of products is built in the USA and offers the strongest levels of network protection, performance, and reliability on the market today. By combining content-based IPS/IDS, stateful firewall, and attack mitigation algorithms, the IPS 5500 is the only solution that provides Three Dimensional Protection (3DP) against malicious content, undesired access and botnet-based attacks. Top Layer's architecture enables the IPS 5500 to protect enterprises and service providers from sophisticated attacks in real-time while enabling the highest throughput of legitimate traffic.

The IPS 5500 E-series has received top accolades from the world's most prestigious labs and influential publications. In addition, Top Layer has received significant recognition from the NSS Group, Computer Reseller News, Information Security Magazine, IT Week, Service Provider Weekly, the Tolly Group and was awarded "Best Buy" status by SC Magazine in their 2007 review of IDS/IPS solutions as well as Best IPS Product of 2007.

About Top Layer Security

Top Layer Security is dedicated to its role as a leading global provider of Network Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), developing and bringing to market network security infrastructure solutions that help commercial and government organizations protect their critical on-line assets from the losses and risks associated with cyber threats. Top Layer Security is headquartered in Massachusetts, USA with sales and services support worldwide.

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