About the Hipsy
Cyber Protection systems such as firewalls and intrusion prevention appliances are widely used by large companies, public sector bodies and military establishments as part of a defence in depth strategy to protect their networks and data from cyber-attack. The cost of these devices can represent a significant upfront investment as well as a high ongoing cost for the expertise needed to ensure that they are regularly updated. This means for most families and small businesses buying and maintaining an IPS device can be impractical and prohibitably expensive.
The HIPSY has been designed to enable families and small businesses to have access to the same level of protection as large scale corporate networks. Connected to the Idappcom security operations' centre the HIPSY is monitored and managed 24/7 by our network security experts via the Cloud to ensure that it is able to recognise and block the latest cyber-attacks from threatening your vulnerable PCs, laptops and tablets.
The HIPSY is an industry standard device that has been utilised in over eight million installations. It is small whilst being extremely powerful, with 4 high speed ARM processors, 1GB of DR2 fast RAM and internal 802.11n wireless.
The Unix operating system, Intrusion Prevention engine, "small" web server, database and Secure cloud connection are all installed on an SD card exclusive to each device for the ultimate security.
All you need to do is connect to your router outward facing network cable side (RJ45) this will establish the link back to the SOC. Then follow the quick start guide to tell the HIPSY you are there and connecting via wireless. Just like you would to your wireless router, except you have more control over user names and passwords.
All updates of the software and the protection policies are automatically downloaded every 2 hours.
The updates are applied whenever you reboot the HIPSY or if you do not switch off, at least every 24 hours.
If you have periods where you are not connected, you will not miss an update because the SOC is establishing who is not online every 5 minutes. If you are not online the SOC will recognise you need an update when you next connect.