Recent attacks in 2009 and 2010 such as the July 2009 cyber attacks and Conficker malware show that attackers are using hybrid attack techniques that utilize multiple attack types and vectors. Today, organizations are deploying individual protection tools such as Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) and Denial of Service (DoS) protection. But, the use of multiple individual tools, increase costs and complexity while leaving networks and services unprotected against hybrid attacks.
"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 is addressing this critical network security requirement by offering a combination of advanced security protections in a single device. And, they're appropriately marrying it with essential monitoring, reporting, and management capabilities followed by expert services to provide customers with a complete package, thus addressing the fuller expanse of security needs necessitated by the changing threat landscape."
Introducing Radware's APSolute Attack Prevention for Networks and Datacenters
Designed for ecommerce, service providers and large enterprises, APSolute Attack Prevention is an all-inclusive attack mitigation solution, integrating different tools/modules, plus management and reporting, which need to work in a synchronized manner to best detect and prevent hybrid threats. The key elements of this solution include: DefensePro; an enhanced version of the award-winning network security solution; APSolute Vision(TM), a new unified management system providing monitoring, forensics and reporting; and is rounded out with a new Emergency Response Team (ERT) service, a security expert offering for immediate, hands-on assistance.
Radware's DefensePro uses multiple defense technologies and is the only solution available on the market today integrating IPS, NBA and DoS protection in a single appliance. DefensePro employs multiple detection and prevention engines including signature detection, protocol anomaly detection, stateful inspection and traffic anomaly detection. The secret sauce of DefensePro is patent protected behavioral based real-time signatures technology that detects and mitigates emerging network attacks in real time such as zero-minute attacks, DoS/DDoS attacks, application misuse attacks, network scanning and malware spread. All without the need for human intervention and without blocking legitimate user traffic:
Additionally, based on Radware's OnDemand Switch platform, DefensePro offers throughput of up to 12Gbps and embeds two unique and dedicated hardware components: to the DME, which also prevents high volume DoS/DDoS flood attacks - without impacting legitimate traffic- and a StringMatch Engine (SME) to accelerate signature based protection - helping to further decrease capital and operational expenditures
APSolute Visionis a unified management toolthatprovides centralized attack management, real-time monitoring, advanced forensics and historical reporting across the different modules, multiple DefensePro devices and locations - enabling advanced correlation for new attacks. Providing clear visibility into the happenings through the integrated modules, APSolute Vision incorporates a powerful Security Event Management Engine that enables security managers to detect, prioritize and respond to emerging network attacks that threaten the business applications infrastructure; It offers per user customization of real-time dashboards and historical reports; an advanced forensics engine providing attack evidence and attack trends analysis; compliance achievement with pre-defined report sets for PCI, HIPAA, SOX etc. and complete event lifecycle management through an advanced incident handling system including ticketing.
Emergency Response Team (ERT)is an emergency security service that provides customers with a swift and professional response that neutralizes attacks and restores network and service operational status. The ERT was specifically designed to provide a 24x7 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.
"The communication between these integrated protection modules with the combination of unified management and reporting is essential; the sum of all parts is bigger than the whole - it is what sets us apart from the competition," stated Avi Chesla, Vice-President Security, Radware. "Only the communication between these modules allows for the correlation of events and the ability to reach the correct conclusions concerning the level of risk and what is actually happening. 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," he continued.
APSolute Attack Prevention is part of Radware's APSolute Immunity strategy, which encompasses the DefensePro product suite and is complemented by Radware's SOC (research) and Security Update Service (SUS).
Take the DefensePro Challenge
Radware is running a global marketing and advertising campaign. As part of the campaign, Radware has developed a fun and dynamic way for people to learn about new APSolute Attack Prevention capabilities, featuring a game - DefensePro Challenge. Contest play is offered as an online flash game. A worldwide contest running the month of June 2010 offers contestants that pass each level of online game play, a chance to be entered into a drawing with prizes including Amazon e-gift cards, high-tech gadgets (e.g., iPad, Sony PSPgo system, Flip MinoHD (TM), etc.) and a grand prize of $5000. Standard game play is also available as a desktop application for Adobe Air with apps for Apple iPhone and iPad coming soon. For game access and contest rules, please visit: www.radware.com/apsoluteattackprevention
Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit www.radware.com and follow us on Twitter.