Corero Network Security Expands Product Family to Include Real-Time Virtualized DDoS Protection

Enables greater flexibility for deploying automated DDoS mitigation at the scale, speed and efficacy Corero is best known for

London & Marlborough, MA – Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions, announced today the availability of its SmartWall Network Threat Defense – Virtual Edition (vNTD) with full detect and mitigate capabilities.

The SmartWall vNTD is a natural extension of the Corero family of automated DDoS protection solutions, enabling seamless deployment of high-performing, scalable, cost-effective protection across physical and virtual environments; on-premises or in the cloud.

“Corero is meeting the demand for real-time DDoS mitigation with an expansive portfolio of solutions for organizations looking to take control of the DDoS threat, eliminate attacks automatically and protect their network infrastructure to maintain service availability in the face DDoS attacks,” said Sean Newman, Director of Product Management, Corero Network Security.

SmartWall vNTD, now available for KVM and vSphere platforms, enables the flexibility to choose physical or virtual form-factors when deploying DDoS protection.

High Performance, CPU efficient, protection with unified management

  • Mitigation deployed, in up to 10Gbps increments, at line-rate speeds
  • Protection scales to terabits per deployment
  • Industry leading performance per virtual CPU core
  • Mixed physical and virtual NTD deployments managed from single a console

SmartWall vNTD provides the scalability, agility and cost flexibility required to deliver DDoS protection for virtualized server infrastructures and SDN/NFV networks, enabling elastically scalable deployments, which can be based on demand for the applications and services being protected.

The expansion of Corero’s SmartWall portfolio with vNTD also enables third-party products, including Firewalls, IPS solutions and other security infrastructure to be enhanced with real-time DDoS mitigation.

“Corero continues to meet customer needs, including technology partners, who are working hard to protect their own customers from the impact of DDoS attacks. Through this process, the requirement for virtualized solutions to support SDN/NFV roll outs and technology partner solutions has been defined. This addition to Corero’s portfolio underscores our leadership in delivering robust, automated DDoS protection to the market,” adds Newman.

For more information please visit https://www.corero.com/products/virtual-network-threat-defense-system.html

OEM partners and organizations committed to protecting their customers from DDoS attacks can reach us at info@corero.com

About Corero Network Security
Corero Network Security is the leader in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions. Service providers, hosting providers and online enterprises rely on Corero’s award winning technology to eliminate the DDoS threat to their environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, coupled with complete network visibility, analytics and reporting. This industry leading technology provides cost effective, scalable protection capabilities against DDoS attacks in the most complex environments while enabling a more cost effective economic model than previously available. For more information, visit www.corero.com.

IT Security Professionals Foresee an Escalation in DDoS Attacks Throughout the Rest of 2017

Financially motivated criminal extortion un-mitigated threats are the types of
forthcoming DDoS attacks that have garnered security professionals’ attention

Marlborough, MA – IT security professionals predict that DDoS attacks will get larger and more significant in the year ahead, and are already preparing for attacks that could cause outages worldwide, according to new research from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions.

Many in the industry expect to see a significant escalation of DDoS attacks during the year ahead, with some (38%) predicting that there could even be worldwide Internet outages during 2017. But reassuringly, the vast majority of security teams (70%) are already taking steps to stay ahead of these threats, such as putting business continuity measures in place to allow their organizations to continue operating in the event of worldwide attacks.

More than a third (38%) of respondents to the survey, which polled around 100 security professionals at the Infosecurity Europe conference in London, believe that the next DDoS attack will be financially motivated. Despite continued discussions about nation state attackers, security professionals believe that criminal extortionists are the most likely group to inflict a DDoS attack against their organizations, with 38% expecting attacks to be financially motivated. By contrast, just 11% believe that hostile nations would be behind a DDoS attack against their organization.

This financial motivation explains why almost half of those surveyed (46%) expect to be targeted by a DDoS-related ransom demand over the next 12 months. Worryingly, 62% believe it is likely or possible that their leadership team would pay.

Despite continued advice that victims should not pay a ransom, a worrying number of security professionals seem to believe that their leadership teams would still consider making a payment in the event of an attack,” said Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero Network Security. Corporations need to be proactive and invest in their cyber security defences against DDoS and Ransomware to protect themselves against such extortion.”

Hidden attacks
While high-bandwidth DDoS attacks continue to dominate the headlines, security professionals are also worried about the smaller, low-volume DDoS attacks of less than 30 minutes in duration. These ‘Trojan Horse’ DDoS attacks typically go un-mitigated by most legacy DDoS mitigation solutions but are frequently used by hackers as a distraction mechanism for additional attacks.

According to the survey results, less than a third (30%) of IT security teams have enough visibility into their networks to mitigate attacks of less than 30 minutes. A much larger volume of respondents (63%) are also worried about the hidden effects of these attacks on their networks, such as undetected data theft – particularly with the GDPR deadline fast-approaching, where organizations could be fined up to 4% of global turnover in the event of a data breach.

The Tide is turning against ISPs
Continued discussions related to the role ISPs play in DDoS mitigation, have led nearly three-quarters of respondents (73%) to expect regulatory pressure to be applied against ISPs who are perceived to be not protecting their customers against DDoS threats. But interestingly, only a quarter of those surveyed (25%) believe their ISP is to blame for not mitigating DDoS attacks. Most of those surveyed (60%) consider their own security teams to be responsible.

 “While most in the IT security industry wouldn’t expect their ISP to automatically protect them against DDoS attacks, there is a growing trend to blame upstream providers for not being more proactive when it comes to DDoS defence,” continues Stephenson. “To help their cause, ISPs could do more to position themselves as leading the charge against DDoS attacks, both in terms of protecting their own networks, and by offering more comprehensive solutions to their customers as a paid-for, managed service.”

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About Corero Network Security
Corero Network Security is the leader in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions. Service providers, hosting providers and online enterprises rely on Corero’s award winning technology to eliminate the DDoS threat to their environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, coupled with complete network visibility, analytics and reporting. This industry leading technology provides cost effective, scalable protection capabilities against DDoS attacks in the most complex environments while enabling a more cost effective economic model than previously available. For more information, visit www.corero.com.