Lancope, Inc., creator of Intrusion Detection System (IDS) appliances, was named as a winner for its “StealthWatch” system in the security category of the Innovation In Infrastructure Awards at NetWorld+Interop 2002.

“This prestigious award further validates Lancope’s superior technology and industry approach that is defining the next-generation of IDS called Dynamic Threat Management,” Lancope Chairman John A. Copeland said in a statement. “We’re honored that eWeek and PC Magazine support our mission in combating today’s advanced hacking exploits and enterprise corporate network misuse.”

Lancope calls its StealthWatch a next-generation IDS security appliance that recognizes unknown threats, provides intelligent alarming and advanced network surveillance, operates at giga-speeds and creates an audit trail of suspicious activity. By creating a flow-based IDS approach that does not focus on the finite universe of signature attacks, but instead on the universe of potential attacks and unknown threats, Lancope says it expands the current definition of intrusion detection by combining the best of network and host-based IDS.

StealthWatch G1, designed to handle high-speed traffic of up to one Gbps is available now with pricing starting at $35,000, according to Atlanta-based Lancope. StealthWatch M100, capable of handling traffic at speeds up to 100 Mbps is also available with pricing starting at $20,000.