Israel’s Allot Communications, a provider of intelligent broadband solutions, has received five orders for its ServiceProtector from what the company describes as five different Tier-1 Operators. These companies chose Allot to give them a solution that provides protection against massive distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, prevention of outbound spam, and containment and cleanup of infected botnet hosts.
No matter how advanced firewalls and anti-virus systems may become, expert hackers will always find a way around them. All major companies and organizations are at risk from anonymous malware hidden on common websites. A person may always click on the wrong e mail by mistake and inadvertently let a Trojan horse into a firm’s systems.
Case and point: The recent successful hack of Sony Picture’s systems which revealed to the world all sorts of sensitive private information.
The third-quarter 2014 Verisign Distributed Denial of Service Trends Report found that high-Bandwidth DDoS attacks of 10G bps and higher are becoming increasingly commonplace. Additionally, the McAfee Labs Threats Report: June 2014 found that malware is increasingly abusing mobile device platforms. With an average data breach to a company topping $3.5 million, according to Ponemon Institute’s 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study, organizations cannot afford to leave their networks open to vulnerability.
Allot boasts that its ServiceProtector solution employs state-of-the-art Network and Host Behavior Anomaly Detection (NBAD, HBAD) technologies, scales to Terabit networks and allows to quickly and accurately identify and neutralize security threats before they disrupt service delivery. ServiceProtector Sensor and Mitigation functions are embedded within Allot Service Gateway platforms and Allot NetEnforcer devices to protect service networks against a number of growing threats including DoS/DDoS attacks against customer web services; Zero Day attacks; anomalous traffic impacting network and service performance; anomalous behavior such as spamming, worm propagation, botnet attacks; and malicious user activity such as probing and flooding.
“Network operators are not just delivering bandwidth, they are tasked with protecting and ensuring availability of fixed and mobile broadband networks and the services they deliver to their customers, ” said Yaniv Sulkes, AVP Marketing at Allot Communications. “Allot is playing a critical role by delivering a high scale security solution that can not only protect performance but also enhance network integrity. By detecting traffic anomalies and instantly blocking, limiting, and isolating offending traffic, Allot can mitigate threats without interrupting legitimate traffic.”