Miami Lakes, FL (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
InfoSight Inc, provider of Managed Security, IT Compliance and Vulnerability Management services for regulated industries, announced a new partnership with Corero Network Security, a leading provider of network and application layer Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) defense products.
The increasing number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks on community banks over the last year has raised the importance of protecting Internet connectivity for external customers and internal users. A recent survey found that more than two-thirds of banks suffered at least one DDoS attack in the last 12 months. Distributed Denial of Service is a significant threat, and it isn’t going away anytime soon.
DDoS is now an on-demand commodity that does not require any special expertise on the part of the attacker. Any malcontent can rent a botnet or hire a hacker for a few dollars. To make matters worse, it is believed DDoS attacks now are being used as a diversion or smoke screen to cover online fraud attempts such as corporate account takeover and ACH and wire fraud.
“Organizations believe they have the basis for protection against targeted attacks, such as DDoS,” said Tom Garcia, InfoSight’s President and CEO, “when in fact they are referring to traditional security technologies. To be fair, many do understand the changing nature of the threats faced, but recent studies show an over-confidence in their capability to mitigate them.”
It’s clearly apparent that IT managers still do not fully understand the variety and sophistication of DDoS attacks and the risks that their organizations are taking in relying on firewalls to protect them. The existing devices already in their perimeter are not built to deal with today’s DDoS attacks. Traditional network security devices - like firewalls, IPS and load balancers - aren’t designed to manage extreme quantities of sessions, nor are they particularly adept at dealing with obfuscated attack traffic which looks legitimate. Organizations need to ensure their networks can deal with attacks, through a purpose-built device like Corero’s First Line of Defense.
Available through a partnership with InfoSight, the Corero device stops DDoS, zero-day, server targeted and other malicious attack activity by filtering and removing attack traffic before it hits the network, allowing legitimate customer traffic to pass without delay, even while under attack. Communications are not slowed down or blocked. This provides critical visibility while allowing the entire IT infrastructure to operate more efficiently, optimizing the performance of existing security devices, network applications and servers. This enables business continuity, allowing customers to keep receiving undisrupted quality service.
Contact InfoSight to learn more about Corero’s purpose-built, on-premises DDoS defense technology and to ensure you have a first line of defense at all the gates to your enterprise.
InfoSight, Inc. offers proven and affordable Managed Security and IT Compliance and Vulnerability Management services that protect and optimize how an organization’s critical information is processed, managed and stored. For more than 10 years, InfoSight has served organizations nationwide minimizing risk exposure and providing the highest levels of security assurance and IT regulatory compliance. Among the first in the industry to offer Managed Services, our offering fits into any budget with minimal upfront cost or capital outlay and can be installed in-house or as a complete Managed Services offering. For more information, visit http://www.infosightinc.com or contact us at 305-828-1003 / 877-577-9703