Juniper has launched a package that will let customers boil down network logs and turn them into alerts about security incidents.

The company claimed that this would make it easier for users to estimate when a network was being attacked.

Security Threat Response Manager (STRM) is an appliance that draws data from network gear, security equipment, applications and identity-awareness platforms to draw a real-time security view of the network, Juniper says.

STRM includes network behavioural-anomaly detection capabilities that compare data flows to historic data, to flag potentially malicious new behaviour that may not be spotted by signature-based security software, Juniper said.

The device prioritises offences based on preset or custom policies, so administrators are informed about the most pressing incidents first.

The device includes templates for reporting security data that are instrumental in demonstrating compliance with regulations including HIPAA, SOX and PCI.

The device comes in three models:STRM500, starting at $15,000 ($£7,430), STRM2500, starting at $37,000 (£18,340) and STRM5000 (price undisclosed). STRM500 handles 500 events per second, STRM2500 handles 2,500 events per second, and STRM5000 can handle more than 5,000 events per second. The first two are available now, and the third will be available in the second half of 2008.