Posted by Media Relations on Thursday, September 7th, 2006 - Comments »
Advanced Network Security software notifies clients via email at all stages of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacksPalo Alto, CA, Sept 7, 2006 – http://www.netzentry.com – netZentry, a leading developer of advanced network security and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack protection software, today announced the visually robust reporting capabilities of its latest 2.7 release of DDoS Protection Software, CleanTraffic.”The new version of netZentry’s CleanTraffic provides a detailed analysis of traffic anomalies, including an intuitive visual display, to detect and prevent DDoS attacks on a real-time basis, said Rich Waidmann, President and CEO of REDPLAID Managed Hosting. “Because our clients can now see each attack at each stage of the attack, our clients can more clearly understand the value of preventing DDoS attacks before they cause outages, versus trying to mitigate them after they’ve already occurred like most other solutions.”The updated version of CleanTraffic carefully tracks each attack at each stage of the attack. Automated email reports are immediately sent to the customer being affected. Email notifications consist of a visual report that documents:• Anomaly Detection• Initiation of attack mitigation• Dissipation of attack• Associated attack mitigation actionsOnce anomaly detection has occurred within CleanTraffic, the management entity can authorize remediation actions, which causes the detector to request remediation to those trackers that confirmed the anomaly.The initiation of DDoS attack mitigation involves the interaction with adjunct inline networking equipment to mitigate the anomalous traffic. In doing so, the trackers use ongoing historical and behavioral analysis to block bad traffic while letting through as much good traffic as possible.Once the DDoS attack threat has been dissipated, another subsequent email is sent to the customer, notifying them also of any additional mitigation actions that took place.The updated DDoS attack solution allows baselines to be set for each individual customer, so that customers are not bound by how much traffic they receive. Benefits include:• Larger customers won’t receive email notifications of an attack based on the same rules as smaller customers (large volumes of traffic being normal)• Smaller customers won’t wait until attack traffic reaches large volumes to trigger an alarm“We are proud to announce the release of the updated CleanTraffic software,” said Rangaswamy “Vasu” Vasudevan, CEO of netZentry. “It will enable our partners to actively track each attack during all stages, thus showing their customers the value of DDoS protection.”For more information on netZentry’s CleanTraffic 2.7 and its features, visit www.netzentry.com/ddos_attack_f1.About netZentrynetZentry was founded in 2003 to solve the problem of both internal and external threats using a distributed collaborative approach that is able to offer pinpoint defense while precisely mitigating threats at their originations. netZentry’s CleanTraffic(TM) technology that embodies the collaborative approach has enabled netZentry customers — service providers and enterprises — to effectively foil both internal and external threats. netZentry is privately held and backed by top-tier venture capitalists. It is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. More information about the company can be found at www.netzentry.com.