Internet Security Systems (ISS) is launching Proventia, a new line of what it calls “all-in-one” protection products.

ISS unveiled its new Proventia protection products at an event in Silicon Valley among global business leaders and technology visionaries.

Proventia automatically blocks viruses, unauthorized access, network attacks, malicious code, hacker exploits and hybrid threats like SQL Slammer, Code Red and MS Blaster. It is designed to perform multiple security functions with a single engine, replacing products like firewalls, anti-virus, content-filtering and anti-spam.

“Today marks the end of an era in stand-alone security technologies. Internet Security Systems’ Proventia products will revolutionize information security, delivering complete, cost-effective protection and simplicity,” said Tom Noonan, chairman, president and CEO of ISS. “With Proventia products in place, one device protects against the full spectrum of threats so enterprises no longer have to acquire, test, certify, install, then manage and update a myriad of security devices.”

Available in late November, the Proventia M50 is the first Proventia M Series appliance for protecting the gateway and the network. Proventia M Series unifies anti-virus, firewall, VPN and intrusion detection and prevention capabilities, ISS says.

ISS adds that application protection, content filtering and anti-spam will be added as a security content update in 2004, in addition to extending Proventia to the server, desktop and laptop via software agents with the same protection engine as Proventia multi-function appliances.