Radware, a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced recent agreements with two U.S.-based social networking companies to deploy Radware's award winning Attack Mitigation System (AMS) security solution to address expanding network security needs including improved protection against a range of sophisticated, new-generation cyber threats. The combined agreements represent a multi-million dollar investment in network security.
Radware's AMS is helping these firms put network infrastructure protections in place as they pursue programs to upgrade security policies and to insure network uptime for their users. Social networking companies have been targets of frequent cyber attacks and believe their tightened IT security policies and rapid growth globally will inspire 'hacktivists' to launch more attempts to bring down their networks.
Before purchasing Radware's solution, the companies compared AMS with a variety of security solutions from other vendors. They chose AMS based on performance, attack detection within SSL sessions, and its mitigation capabilities that far exceeded other product offerings. In addition one of the key factors was the proven expertise of Radware's Emergency Response Team (EMS) to help manage a cyber attack in real time with global 24 x 7 availability.
"Data center and network security managers must maneuver through an increasingly difficult and always changing threat landscape; and only Radware's Attack Mitigation System has the proven ability to defend against the new generation of sophisticated, multi-level cyber attacks," said Carl Herberger, vice president, Security, Radware. "What's more, the combination of Radware's AMS technology and the expertise of Radware's ERT consultants provide probably the most effective cyber security services available today. This level of support while under attack is unique in the industry."
According to a new report by Radware's ERT, cyber attacks have evolved in sophistication with attackers using as many as five different attack vectors in a single "attack campaign." Moreover, denial of service (DoS) and distributed DoS (DDoS) attacks have become more complex to defend against as hackers can probe enterprises for weaknesses and launch multiple types of attacks, according to Radware's "2011 Global Application and Network Security Report."
For example, hackers can bombard networks with data packets to consume a target server's bandwidth, overwhelm networks with remote connections and requests for application transactions, or tie up resources slowly by having a number of attackers target specific system vulnerabilities or design flaws. Radware's AMS solution can detect and mitigate these types of DDoS attacks in seconds with the highest mitigation performance.
Since the acquisition, Radware has delivered new Alteon series platforms as well as enhanced training, programs and tools to help channel partners understand Radware's Alteon vision, key differentiators and value-added benefits.as well as to introduce Radware comprehensive data center application delivery and security to the channel partners.
About Radware's Attack Mitigation System (AMS)
Radware's AMS is a real-time network and application attack mitigation solution that protects the application infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information theft, Web service attacks and Web defacement. It is built on Radware's award-winning DefensePro® network security appliance, AppWall® Web application firewall and APSolute Vision® application and network security management dashboard.
Radware supplements these capabilities by adding the human factor - the professional security consultants of its ERT who are available around the clock. As literal "first responders" to cyber attacks, Radware's ERT members gained their extensive experience by successfully dealing with some of the industry's most notable hacking episodes, providing the knowledge and expertise to mitigate the kind of attack a business's security team may never have handled.
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