Sourcefire IPSx Series

Sourcefire IPSx is an intrusion prevention system tailor-made for administrators to secure networks and meet compliance mandates with minimal administrative attention. The simplicity of IPSx is backed by the industry’s best detection offered at an attractive price point. 

Sourcefire IPSx250

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Sourcefire IPSx500

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Sourcefire IPSx1000

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Sourcefire DC750x

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Simple Setup, Administration, and Compliance


Installation of the system takes just minutes. Sourcefire IPSx makes implementing and managing an IPS simple through its centralized management and intuitive GUI. You are protected out of the box with a default security policy created and maintained by the industry-leading Sourcefire Vulnerability Research Team™ (VRT) to keep pace with emerging threats. The system receives updates automatically so your protection is always current.


Users can easily administer the system through:

  • High-level dashboards 
  • Security events summary and details
  • Standard and trending reports


IPSx helps achieve compliance requirements, including:

  • PCI DSS: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard
  • SOX: Sarbanes-Oxley
  • HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • GLBA: Gramm-Leach Bliley Act

Effective Security

IPSx features the same industry-leading inspection engine and rule set as other Sourcefire® solutions. Recognition of Sourcefire products includes:

  • Best detection in the Network IPS Comparative Group Test conducted by NSS Labs
  • Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network IPS Appliances
  • Best IDS/IPS from SC Magazine
  • ICSA Labs Certified

Attractive Cost of Ownership

IPSx is not only offered at an attractive price point, but it will also save you time and money in the long run.

Sourcefire IPSx Specs

Model DC750x IPSx250 IPSx500 IPSx1000
Performance and Functionality
Appliance Type Management Sensor Sensor Sensor
Supported Line Speed (IPS) - 250Mbps 500Mbps 1Gbps
Monitoring Interfaces - (8) Copper RJ45 (8) Copper RJ45 (8) Copper RJ45
10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
Integrated Fall-Open Faces - Yes Yes Yes
Management Interfaces RJ45 RJ45 RJ45 RJ45
Management Interfaces Speed 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
Typical Latency - < 1 millisecond < 1 millisecond < 1 millisecond
Maximum IPS Event Storage 20 million - - -
Maximum IPS Event Rate (per second) 2000 - - -
Maximum IPSx Sensors Managed 10* N/A N/A N/A
Memory (RAM) 2GB 4GB 4GB 4GB
Disk Capacity 500GB 160GB 160GB 160GB
Dual Power Supplies No Yes Yes Yes
Physical and Environmental
Form Factor 1U 1U 1U 1U
Dimensions (D x W x H) 27.19 x 16.9 x 1.7 inches 20 x 16.93 x 1.7 inches 20 x 16.93 x 1.7 inches 20 x 16.93 x 1.7 inches
Shipping Weight (lbs) 33lbs 39lbs 39lbs 39lbs
Power Supply 9.5 Amp max @ 110V AC 6.3 Amp max @ 110V AC 6.3 Amp max @ 110V AC 6.3 Amp max @ 110V AC
4.75 Amp max @ 220V AC 3.2 Amp max @ 220V AC 3.2 Amp max @ 220V AC 3.2 Amp max @ 220V AC
BTU Rating (per hour) 1660 1200 1200 1200
Operating Temperature 10˚C - 35˚C 10˚C - 35˚C 10˚C - 35˚C 10˚C - 35˚C
RoHS Yes Yes Yes Yes

*DC750x can only manage Sourcefire IPSx Sensors.

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