Radware Introduces Next Generation IPS Solution


Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), the leading provider of intelligent integrated solutions for ensuring the fast, reliable and secure delivery of networked and Web-enabled applications over IP, today announced its breakthrough DefensePro 3.0 software. Incorporating technology from Radware's recent acquisition of V-Secure Technologies, DefensePro is the first solution in the market to provide self learning proactive protection against security attacks. In addition, Radware is the first vendor in the market to combine content based, behavioral-based and rate-based protection into a single scaleable solution, bolstering application security, improving productivity and reducing deployment costs.

DefensePro 3.0 automatically mitigates worms, malware, DoS, DDoS and SYN flood attacks in real time with a behavioral protection system that measures and performs in-depth analysis of the vague, ambiguous and often imprecise information that typically characterizes dynamic IP traffic. Radware's behavioral IPS protection uses behavioral parameters and adaptive self-learning algorithms to create a comprehensive description of all network activity based on verifying traffic health and legitimate peaks, detecting network anomalies and weighing the degree of an attack. This adaptive self-adjusting expert system arrives at more accurate conclusions faster than traditional methods, ensuring all critical attack alerts are issued.

"Since security threats constantly change and increase in severity, there is a clear need for automatic zero day protection against attacks. Having a proven, self learning, accurate capability to detect and protect against threats is invaluable to assure the secure delivery of applications over IP," said Assaf Ronen, VP, R&D at Radware. "DefensePro 3.0 is a scalable, non-intrusive IPS and DoS switch that the enterprise can rely on to operate with no human intervention or added network latency."

"The automatic capabilities coveted and increasingly inherent in innovative network security technologies are also evolving within hacker attack tools that exploit legitimate Internet applications," said Allan Pomerantz, Chief Security Officer at The Philadelphia Stock Exchange. "The task at hand is to arm network administrators with technology that can automatically distinguish between malicious and legitimate network activity and then take it to the next level by ensuring sophisticated application availability, security and performance. With adaptive behavioral DoS capability and protection, organizations worldwide can actively prevent attacks in real-time under vague and uncertain conditions created by evolving hacker tools."


DefensePro 3.0 At a Glance

DefensePro's content and rate-based intrusion prevention capabilities are now enhanced by advanced features that include:
  • Adaptive Behavioral IPS Protection System that mitigates DoS, DDoS attacks, mass propagating worms and other zero-day attacks with no human intervention to configure rules and thresholds; includes Real-Time Statistics module, Fuzzy Logic Engine, Learning module, Footprints Lookup module, Blocking module and Closed Feedback Controller
  • Eliminates false positives by generating a "Degree of Attack" on detected anomalies through correlation between both rate and rate-invariant behavioral parameters
  • Multi-level SYN flood protection that effectively blocks SYN based DoS attacks while ensuring best response time for legitimate connections
  • The enhanced DoS Shield module now features connection limiting policies that blocks attack traffic when user-definable limits are breached. Connection limits are defined for TCP/UDP applications, hosts and ports for any client or server combination
  • Robust Anti Scanning module, protecting against horizontal scanning, vertical scanning and ping sweeps

Availability and Pricing
DefensePro 3.0 is available immediately for customers. Standard pricing begins at $25,000 U.S. For more information on DefensePro 3.0, please click: www.radware.com/Products/ApplicationNetworkSecurity/DefensePro.aspx.


About Radware

Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR) is the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assuring the full availability, maximum performance and complete security of all business critical networked applications while dramatically cutting operating and scaling costs. Over 3,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide use Radware application-smart switches to drive business productivity and improve profitability by adding critical application intelligence to their IP infrastructure, making networks more responsive to specific business processes. Radware's APSolute product family provides the most complete set of application front-end, remote access and security capabilities for application-smart networking to ensure faster, more reliable and secure business transactions. Learn more on how Radware application delivery solutions can enable you to get the most of your investments in IT infrastructure and people.www.radware.com.


This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching industry, changes in demand for Application Switching products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.