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Network Security Provider Kindsight Unveils Platform to Support Service Providers
Service providers will now have an easier time analyzing network traffic for malware and aggregate security statistics, thanks to a new platform recently unveiled by Kindsight (News - Alert), a provider of network-based security and analytics solutions.
Today, Kindsight introduced a platform that displays comprehensive network information on a single Web-based dashboard. With the platform, Internet service providers and mobile operators are better equipped to reduce network risk and the malicious consumption of network resources as the platform sheds light on subscriber infections.
"Our new platform provides huge benefits to Internet service providers and mobile operators by giving them real-time, actionable security insights which can reduce network risk and improve the overall service experience," said Brendan Ziolo (News - Alert), vice president of marketing at Kindsight. "These service providers may also launch value-added security services using this same platform, which can alert subscribers and help them remove malware from their home networks or mobile devices."
According to recent reports, malware on the Internet and mobile networks is a ubiquitous problem. As measured by Kindsight Security Labs, nine to 14 percent of home networks are infected on a typical day and mobile increased 400 percent over a three-month period in late 2011.
Kindsight Security Analytics analyzes Internet traffic for malware and generates aggregated statistics, according to company officials. It is comprised of four key components: Network Intrusion (News - Alert) Detection System (NIDS-8800) which places sensors within the service provider network to analyze traffic for evidence of malware infections; Alert Reporting Cluster (ARC) which contains several components that are installed at the service provider's data center to process and store events from the sensors; Security Analytics Dashboard, a Web-based dashboard that helps providers see what threats are occurring within subscriber networks; and Signature Update Service, which provides thorough coverage with low false positives.
The new platform also boasts high performance network sensors that can support 20 Gbps of traffic analysis, more than 100,000 events per minute and can scale to hundreds of millions of subscribers. It also relies on signatures to identify subscriber infections from the network traffic.
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Edited by Tammy Wolf