Service providers can now protect their networks from inside threats with Vantio ThreatAvert by Nominum, a provider of security solutions.
There are two types of attacks originating from within the network that are plaguing service providers today. The first is Inside/In, where attacks are launched inside the network on internal resources such as routers, DNS servers, gateways and mobile EPC resources. The second type of attack is Inside/Out, which is also launched inside the network but against external resources such as websites, network assets, enterprises and other end-users.
The Vantio ThreatAvert is built on Vantio CacheServe DNS software, which detects and prevents bots and bot-related activity. It defends against multiple attacks including botnet related activities, malware exploits, DNS amplification, DoS / DDoS, and outbound spam. Service providers can thus use the Vantio ThreatAvert to proactively prevent attacks and the throttling of new attacks to instantly curtail their impact.
By preventing and addressing attacks planted inside the network, service providers will be able to maintain network integrity and ensure an optimal level of performance for their customers. This will then lead to "increase subscriber engagement and retention", according to Gary Messiana, Nominum CEO.
Service providers looking for a wider network security coverage can supplement the Vantio ThreatAvert with the Nominum Global Intelligence Xchange (GIX). The GIX network shares information on malicious domains and URLs amongst carriers to provide an early warning system and offer better protection globally. Thus, the two solutions will protect both internal and external networks from malicious traffic.
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