OTTAWA -- Third Brigade (www.thirdbrigade.com), a security software company that specializes in intrusion prevention systems (IPS), today announced Industry Canada is using its host-based intrusion prevention system in its Protocol Analysis Lab (PAL).
Based in Ottawa, one area of interest of the PAL is the protection of traditional telecommunications as well as Next Generation Networks (NGN). Among its responsibilities is to provide analysis of existing and emerging security threats to these networks, and to be a conduit of collaborative initiatives between government, academia and the telecommunications industry in order to quantify and help resolve these threats.
Third Brigades host-based intrusion prevention system is one of the technologies being used by PAL, in its on-going engineering studies into VoIP and NGN security vulnerabilities. Third Brigades deep packet inspection engine inspects inbound and outbound traffic streams for malicious code and protocol anomalies that match defined rules.
Canada is a leader and innovator in telecommunications and security technologies, said Michael Binder, Assistant Deputy Minister of Industry Canada. As VoIP is rapidly being adopted by a wide range of users from government to small business to the home consumer it is increasingly important that we work to ensure the stability of these networks. Our collaboration with Third Brigade is an excellent example of how federal government labs are working with Canadian technology firms to promote the safe and secure use of new technologies.