Radware takes APSolute Attack Prevention to the Next Level to Empower the Fight Against Online Fraud


MAHWAH N.J. November 22, 2010 02:00 PM

DefensePro 5.10 strengthens its mutli-security engine technology with IP reputation service 

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that it is taking attack prevention to the next level by upgrading its software for DefensePro® - version 5.10. This new version integrates a reputation engine which adds a new dimension in mitigating against threats including financial fraud, information theft and malware spread facilitated by blocking network attacks such as Trojans, pharming, phishing and Bots.

"The Internet has opened up a complex playground for hackers to exploit vulnerabilities and create malicious attacks; requiring enterprises to take a more holistic approach to data center and network security," said Charles Kolodgy, Research Vice-President for Security Products at IDC. "To stay competitive, security vendors must provide comprehensive solutions that integrate risk mitigation with enhanced performance, management and networking functionality. Radware's DefensePro utilizes an integrated model; incorporating its APSolute Attack Prevention strategy to fight against social engineering and zero-minute attacks."

When Radware launched its APSolute® Attack Prevention strategy last June, it was based on multi-security engines including DoS (Denial of Service), NBA (Network Behavioral Analysis) and IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) that work in synch to confront the latest threats. These threats include high rate network and application DoS & DDoS attacks, "low & slow" DoS attacks, zero-minute malware , intrusions that exploit known application vulnerabilities and non-vulnerability-based attacks that misappropriate the use of an application without exploiting an application vulnerability.

Today, Radware is strengthening its attack prevention solution by providing an upgraded software, DefensePro 5.10, which integrates a reputation engine that provides the capability of automatically receiving real-time feeds from 3rd party reputation sources - each one with its own network security specialty and focus - complementing Radware's existing attack prevention capabilities and vulnerability research team. This new reputation engine forms the foundation for receiving on-line feeds from research centers that specialize in several security areas including but not limited to online fraud, website reputation, anti-Spam and anti-Bot.

Online fraud attacks in the form of phishing, pharming and Trojans are becoming more sophisticated every day. These attacks have become very dynamic, e.g., new phishing campaigns and infected websites are established and terminated in a matter of hours. This dynamic by nature of the attack makes traditional protections which use a static signature approach ineffective in fighting emerging threats. The new reputation engine will allow Radware customers to benefit from world-leading research centers that focus on specific threat coverage which know how to handle the most advanced online fraud attacks.

Radware selected RSA, The Security Division of EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC), a world leader in web fraud prevention, as one of the intelligence sources for Radware's reputation engine. RSA supplies real-time online threat information identified by the RSA® FraudActionSM Anti-Phishing and Anti-Trojan Service to Radware's DefensePro real-time IPS and DoS protection solution. The combination of these solutions is designed to give online users network layer protection against fraud attacks which attempt to obtain user credentials or identities in ways that traditional signature-based systems such as IPS and anti-virus software fail to protect against.

"Integrating a reputation engine as part of DefensePro protection modules enables us to expand the threat coverage beyond our vulnerability research center and the behavioral analysis technology against various types of threats, which aim to manipulate online users into performing actions or divulging confidential information, rather than by breaking in or using technical cracking techniques, stated Avi Chesla, Vice-President Security Products, Radware. "DefensePro is the only solution available on the market that offers the widest network attack prevention solutions for data centers and enterprise networks – in a single appliance."

APSolute Attack Prevention is part of Radware's APSolute Immunity strategy, which encompasses the DefensePro product suite and is complemented by Radware's SOC (research) and Security Update Service (SUS).

About Radware

Radware (NASDAQ:RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit www.radware.com.

RSA, RSA FraudAction and EMC are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.

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 or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security 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

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