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Engate Unveils Global Network Threat Analysis Center
EngateLabs comprises researchers, analysts, and advanced network profiling technology that protects organizations from botnet, phish, virus, spam, and blended Web/email threats
April 6, 2009
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San Jose, CA -- April 6, 2009 -- Engate Technology Corporation today announced EngateLabs -- a global network threat analysis center of highly skilled researchers, analysts and advanced network profiling technology that protects organizations from botnet, phish, virus, spam and blended web/email threats. EngateLabs empowers organizations with a preemptive defense against known and emerging threats and stops them before they have a chance to enter the network and damage IT resources, steal intellectual property, propagate threats, and disrupt business productivity.
"With more than six years of experience collecting and analyzing global networks, Engate has become a leading developer of innovative security products and hosted services that help detect and mitigate dangerous threats", said Rich White, Chief Technology Officer, Engate Technology. "EngateLabs is an essential component for any enterprise, service provider and OEM vendor needing to preemptively safeguard their networks or their customers' networks and proactively reduce the risks and financial hardships associated with today's dangerous and rapidly evolving threats." Proactive Security for Enterprise, Service Providers and OEM Vendors EngateLabs' proactive approach to protecting organizations from botnet threats, phish, viruses, spam and blended web/email attacks involves a unique combination of expert network profiling analysis, automated systems and proprietary rules development. EngateLabs leverages its proprietary network profiling technology to deliver the most in-depth analysis and security in the market. This highly advanced and proactive threat analysis center consists of the following: Network Profiling " Engate's network profiling analysts examine a broad set of data and configuration parameters within a network. Engate's specialists profile entire networks including all illicit and legitimate hosts in the subnet. EngateLabs understands the functions of every computer and host that resides in the network and are able to identify malicious and suspicious behavior data. Using this in-depth network profiling analysis, Engate preemptively stops illicit hosts that are distributing threats and has the intelligence to detect clean/new hosts that are compromised, and proactively stop these threats before they launch.
GlobalRules -- Engate has more than six years of operational experience collecting and analyzing data on global networks. Based on Engate's unique profiling of the entire network, EngateLabs creates a "smart" rule(s) for that network and it is permanently stored in Engate's GlobalRules database. The rule database works in tandem with Engate's connection management technology to distinguish illicit mail servers from legitimate mail servers and validate which hosts are permitted to send direct-to-MX email.
Automated Systems " Engate's advanced automated tools increase lab productivity with the efficient analysis of threat sources and distribution of GlobalRules to local appliances. EngateLabs delivers unique intelligence on emergent threats and automatically updates protection to organizations without the need for IT administrators to become experts in the latest threat techniques and network hazards. Engate removes the administrative burden by ensuring that users receive the greatest proactive defense without the requirement of IT administrators to modify their own rules on an hourly or daily basis.
Incremental Value for OEM Partners
EngateLabs empowers OEM vendors to enhance the performance, effectiveness and accuracy of their security and network solutions. Engate delivers incremental value to security software, appliance, secure web gateway, unified threat management, firewall, router and intrusion prevention partners in the following ways: (1) Enhance 3rd party threat scoring systems with an extra layer of threat intelligence proven to achieve an additional 5-10% unique catches on top of existing content scanning, Real-time Blacklists (RBL) and reputation technologies. Engate's GlobalRules provides minimal overlap with an OEM partner's technology because Engate does not store IP addresses and does not require the use of reputation analysis or RBLs.
(2) Improve connection-level security and the efficiency of 3rd party email security filters by radically reducing the large volume of unwanted traffic and malicious payloads from reaching the gateway. Engate delivers over 99% accuracy at the connection level enabling partners to improve the effectiveness of their connection management and content scanning engines. (3) Augment multi-layer security strategy with proactive protection from known and unknown threats. Engate's unique network profiling functionality gives OEM partners preemptive defense against botnet-based attacks, phish, spam, viruses and blended web/email threats.
About Engate Technology Corporation
Engate Technology Corporation is a leading provider of proactive botnet, phish, virus and email security solutions for enterprises, small to mid-size businesses and service providers. The company also provides strategic partners with scalable and flexible OEM deployment models, including hardware appliance, hosted services and software, which can be licensed to security software, appliance, router, firewall, secure web gateway, intrusion prevention, unified threat management and managed service providers. EngateLabs -- a global network threat analysis center of highly skilled researchers, analysts and advanced network profiling technology " proactively protects organizations from botnet, phish, virus, spam and blended web/email threats. EngateLabs profiles all hosts and computers in an entire network and is aware of new hosts that become members of botnets. Using this network profiling intelligence, Engate stops the distribution of threats at the connection level, before it reaches the enterprise gateway and has a chance to damage IT resources, steal intellectual property, propagate threats, and disrupt business productivity. For more information, contact Engate at [email protected], or visit the company's website at www.engate.com .
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