Threats Raise Stakes on Network Security
Application-level attacks pose a serious threat to mission-critical business operations. Financially, the application downtime and lost productivity caused by the increasing number of application-level vulnerabilities and frequency of attacks is constantly increasing.
This year, network downtime caused by security attacks is already costing large enterprises more than $30 million a year.1
More than half of security-related downtime cost is due to service degradation, not outright outages. Much of it is considered œhidden downtime, since service degradation often goes unreported.2
Large organizations are hit mainly by Denial of Service (DoS) attacks and server malware. Existing network security solutions, including firewalls, were not designed to handle network and application layer attacks like these;
- -DoS and DDoS flood attacks
- -Scanning and pre-attack probes
- -Server cracking attempts
- -Trojan horses
- -Self-propagating Worms and other malware
Existing solutions wont detect the threat, let alone protect against it, leaving organizations completely exposed. A solution is needed that blocks attacks before they get anywhere near the application level.
Multilayer Approach Necessary
DefensePro is an in-line, Intrusion Prevention, DoS protection, and traffic-shaping solution designed for enterprise core
and perimeter deployment, data centers and carrier backbone. As the industrys first solution to fully integrate adaptive, behavior-based protection capabilities both in the network and application levels, DefensePro provides unparalleled security against known and zero-day threats.
DefensePro integrates multiple layers of defense, including signature-based protection, protocol anomaly protection, encrypted secure socket layer (SSL) attack protection, access control and bandwidth management. By using adaptive behavioral analysis, DefensePro immediately identifies and mitigates a wide range of network and server threats “ including zero-day attacks - without requiring human intervention.
Network intrusion prevention systems such as DefensePro provide organizations with the application-level protection they need to guard against multilayered attacks. While advanced attacks continue to pose threats to application-functionality, proper security of business-critical applications will increase overall network performance by eliminating lost productivity due to application-downtime.