Reflex Interceptor 1000
Strengths: Easy set-up and easy to manage with a nice dashboard
Weaknesses: We didn't come across any serious issues during testing
Verdict: A bit touchy on the IPS and a little bit pricey, but generally speaking, this is a well thought-out, easy-to-deploy and user-friendly product
The Reflex Interceptor 1000 is an IPS with a twist. In addition to offering a highly capable IPS with protection for such vectors as intrusions, malicious content, denial of service and anomalies, this appliance can be equipped with gateway virus protection and many other features.
This is made possible by the Reflex Command Center (RCC). These devices work together to provide protection on many fronts, along with features such as security information management and IP to ID identity management.
This product was quick to set up and easy to manage. The management console is a Java- based application that can be installed on any Windows client on the network of the management port.
The interface dashboard provides many easy-to-read near real-time charts and graphs of network activity, as well as displays alerts and events. Navigating the interface itself was simple and intuitive.
We found policy configuration to be straightforward too. Policy signatures are well organised and can be enabled and set to block with a simple click of the mouse.
The device performed nicely under test. The alerts from our attacks were clearly displayed and easy to drill down into. We did find it a bit tricky to get the appliance to actually filter the attacks, but overall it caught most of them.
This product comes with great documentation. When we first unpacked the Command Center and the Interceptor and saw a lot of ports and cables, we thought it was going to be a difficult deployment, but the quick- installation guide gave excellent step-by-step instructions and we had the device set up in no time. A user manual, packed with helpful screenshots, provides more in-depth policy configuration and detailed information on alerts and reports.
Reflex Security offers two support plans. The standard option includes unlimited telephone and email support during office hours, with an average incident response time of four hours. The premium plan includes unlimited telephone and email support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with an average incident response time of two hours.
Priced at £19,999, this product represents good value for money. It provides a great deal of protection, a lot of nice features, and intuitive management.