Recent cyber attacks on government and private sector businesses along with the rapid proliferation of malware such as Conficker and Zeus, have shown how attackers are utilizing multiple attack types and vectors to disrupt business and steal sensitive data.
Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), a provider of application delivery solutions, aims to help businesses defend against these hybrid attacks with a security solution that connects several defenses together. Radware this week announced “APSolute Attack Prevention,” an attack mitigation solution for networks and datacenters, which integrates different tools and technologies with management and reporting tools, working synchronously to provide comprehensive protection to best detect and prevent hybrid threats.
Many organizations currently have individual protection tools deployed such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) and Denial of Service (DoS) protection which can be complex and costly.
“We are witnessing through the widespread attacks on enterprises and governments a distinct change in the threat landscape. Cybercriminals and hackers are using attack vectors that employ not just one but multiple threat types and don’t always exploit known vulnerabilities,” stated Charles Kolodgy, research vice president for IDC’s Security Products. “Our research also indicates that organizations are seeking to integrate a wide variety of security techniques to provide extensible security through a single vendor.
Radware’s APSolute Attack Prevention solution uses multiple defense technologies integrating IPS, NBA and DoS protection in a single appliance. The key elements of the solution include:
• DefensePro Appliance; an enhanced version of Radware’s network security solution;
• APSolute Vision, a new unified management system providing monitoring, forensics and reporting;
• Emergency Response Team (ERT) service, a security expert offering for immediate, hands-on assistance.
DefensePro employs multiple detection and prevention engines including signature detection, protocol anomaly detection, stateful inspection and traffic anomaly detection. The DefensePro appliance offers throughput of up to 12Gbps and embeds two unique and dedicated hardware components: to the DME, which helps prevent high volume DoS/DDoS flood attacks and a StringMatch Engine (SME) to accelerate signature based protection.
APSolute Vision is a unified management tool that provides centralized attack management, real-time monitoring, forensics and historical reporting across the different modules, multiple DefensePro devices and locations – enabling advanced correlation for new attacks.
Emergency Response Team (ERT) is an emergency security service that provides customers with a professional response that neutralizes attacks and restores network and service operational status. The ERT was specifically designed to provide a 24×7 service for customers facing DoS attacks or malware outbreaks. The ERT will provide instantaneous, expert security support to restore network and service operational status. The ERT is staffed by experts with vast knowledge and experience of network threats, detection and mitigation, and in-depth experience of the DefensePro family of products.
“With the development of APSolute Attack Prevention, we have designed a well-synchronized solution which is backed with a service offering to deliver a high-level of protection to IT infrastructures – enabling them to fight against known and emerging attacks more effectively in real-time, whilst keeping costs down and preserving performance as well as business continuity,” stated Avi Chesla, Vice-President Security, Radware.