The performance of appliances is complex topic. There are four broad aspects of the dedicated hardware to provide the higher performance and three reasons why vendors like selling appliances instead of software VMs. I cover them here.
Vendors are rarely believable when data sheets state the performance of IPS systems. That’s partly the fact that IPS performance is variable according to types of inspection rules that are configured and the amount of traffic hitting those rules, in use. In short, IPS performance is determined by the complexity of the rules you choose to […]