For organizations that have high-volume networks, such as networks that are used to stream audio or video, or networks that are used to process large quantities of transactions, monitoring can be a problem. The functionality of the network, and the security of the network, are in conflict. From a functionality standpoint, you want the fastest possible throughput, but from a security perspective, you want to monitor the traffic for suspicious or malicious behavior. The monitoring process is a bottleneck for many networks. Cisco hopes to relieve some of that bottleneck with their new IPS 4270 Intrusion Prevention appliance. With speeds up to 4Gbps, the IPS 4270 can monitor and protect your network while still allowing for exceptionally fast network speeds. Check out Cisco Unveils Next-Gen Intrusion Prevention System for more about Cisco’s new appliance.