PHOTO - Eryin Halmen, regional manager, Southeast Asia, Corero Network Security.
IPS solutions provider Corero Network Security has launched in Malaysia a solution to provide real-time IP address blocking of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.
Speaking on 11 September 2012, intrusion prevention systems (IPS) provider Corero Network Security's Southeast Asia regional manager Eryin Halmen said the solution, called ReputationWatch, provided a first line of defence for businesses in Malaysia.
The solution will provide local businesses with contextual awareness by changing network configuratons automatically to block malicious IP (Internet protocol) addresses by using the latest intelligence, said Halmen.
ReputationWatch monitored constantly changing IP addresses, or bots that fall within the recognised botnet command structures and those that have historically participated in malicious content attacks, he said. "The dynamic analysis capability also means that the IP address is subsequently unblocked when it is no longer a source of attack."
ReputationWatch featured geolocation technology that help local organisations to proactively enforce security policies based on the national origin of IP addresses, added Halmen. "IT administrators can set access policies for each nation, allowing the business itself to deny or control the rate of traffic from countries with which they do not do business, or countries associated with high numbers of attacks. It will also be possible to set exceptions for those IP addresses in high risk countries with which the organisation does do legitimate business."
"The launch of ReputationWatch is another key step towards enhancing Corero's extensible platform to provide a first line of defence to combat threats, protecting IT infrastructure and eliminating costly downtime," he said.
"By adding this extra functionality to the DDoS arsenal, businesses can continue to attack the threat head on with the knowledge that their network will be automatically updated and configured against the latest malicious threats, saving both time and money for the organisation," said Halmen, adding that ReputationWatch solved the problem of having to manually maintain security configurations.
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