ThreatSTOP blocks botnets “calling home” to command and control hosts to activate an attack, including encrypted traffic, a huge vulnerability today because no other product addresses this problem cost effectively.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 30, 2011
ThreatSTOP, the leading provider of real-time IP reputation service that prevents data loss from botnet attacks and improves network performance, announced today that it has integrated its award-winning service with Vyatta products to provide Vyatta customers with advanced protection against botnets and criminal malware. This solution adds an important capability to Vyatta’s products and can also enhance the functionality of other firewalls, routers and switches by using Vyatta in a transparent bridge mode to those devices.
A unique feature of ThreatSTOP is its ability to block botnets “calling home” to their command and control (C & C) hosts to activate an attack, including encrypted traffic, a huge vulnerability today because no other product solves this problem cost effectively.
“Before I installed ThreatSTOP, I had no idea that we had many bots already in our machines,” said Rick Gaustad, CIO of Earth Systems, an environmental and geological engineering company in San Luis Obispo, California. “With a Vyatta 514 appliance and ThreatSTOP in front of our Cisco firewall, I am now able to monitor the daily inbound and outbound attacks that are being blocked, where the bots are, and we are able to quickly clean up the machines involved.”
Recognition of botnets as the biggest network security threat is rapidly growing due to the increasing publicity of breaches caused by sophisticated cyber criminals, and the failure of existing security tools to stop them. ThreatSTOP addresses this critical issue by automatically delivering a block list of IP addresses of known malware sites to firewalls via DNS. This provides immediate and continually updated protection for ThreatSTOP customers without complex network reconfigurations or manual updates. ThreatSTOP customers can customize their own black and white lists. Web-based reports for logging, remediation and forensics are included in the service.
“ThreatSTOP is about delivering a simple yet very effective layer of real-time defense against bots, Trojans and other criminal malware,” said Ken Liu, vice president of business development for ThreatSTOP. “Earth Systems is typical of our customer base. Most organizations know they have an issue but not the true extent of their vulnerability. ThreatSTOP enables organizations to plug the holes in their firewalls while improving the performance of their network equipment in an easy, cost effective manner.”
“The ThreatSTOP-Vyatta solution is a perfect combination in its approach and the value delivered to the market,” added Tom McCafferty, vice president of marketing at Vyatta. “ThreatSTOP works with most enterprise-class firewalls and routers as a cloud service, and Vyatta is about open-source, software-based networking and security. I am confident this solution will be well received by existing Vyatta customers as well as the market at large.”
Available immediately, ThreatSTOP works with all Vyatta appliances and software products. Pricing starts at $600/year per device. To start a trial and read further details, please visit: http://www.threatstop.com/vyattatrial.
ThreatSTOP is the leading provider of real-time IP reputation service to protect networks against botnets and malicious malware. ThreatSTOP enables firewalls to block both incoming botnet attacks as well as outbound “call homes” to command and control hosts. Updated in real-time and automatically distributed via DNS to firewalls, ThreatSTOP delivers actionable threat intelligence to enable proactive defense against the most criminal malware sites. ThreatSTOP can be activated within an hour without an expensive forklift upgrade, network reconfigurations, or requiring manual updates. For more information, visit http://www.threatstop.com.
Vyatta is disrupting the networking industry by delivering a software-based, open-source, network operating system that is portable to standard x86 hardware as well as common virtualization and cloud computing platforms. Vyatta software provides a complete enterprise-class routing and security feature set capable of scaling from DSL to 20Gbps performance at a fraction of the cost of proprietary solutions. Thousands of physical and virtual infrastructures around the world, from small enterprise to Fortune 500 customers, are connected and protected by Vyatta. For more information, please visit http://www.vyatta.com.
Ken Liu, V.P. Business Development
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