American company engaged in products for protecting computer networks from hacker attacks, spam and viruses. It was founded in December 2000 in San Bruno, California, USA (San Bruno, California, USA). It was founded by someone Scott Banister and Scott Weiss, who later poached many talented developers from companies such as Yahoo и hot mail.
Initially, the company's equipment was designed exclusively for email protection (IronPort Email Security Appliances). Success in this area has led to Iron Port began to produce equipment for protecting Internet traffic (IronPort Web Security Appliances).
|IronPort S360 - Web Security Appliance (image from the official site)|
IronPort equipment can be found both in small offices and data centers of the largest and most famous companies. It works under the control of a specialized operating system. IronPort AsyncOS, based on the kernel FreeBSD. In addition to developing and manufacturing security products, IronPort is also involved in network security statistics and research.
In 2007. IronPort Systems was purchased Cisco Systems. The deal amounted to 830 million US dollars. Since then, the prefix has been added to the name of both the company itself and its products. Cisco. The same brand Iron Port has been preserved and continues to develop - a similar story has already happened with the company Linksys (today this brand belongs already Belkin).