SOURCE: Kindsight


January 25, 2012 08:00 ET

Kindsight Launches Security Analytics to Help Service Providers Better Protect Their Networks and Subscribers

Kindsight Security Analytics Pinpoints Infections in Home Networks and Mobile Devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 25, 2012) - Kindsight, a provider of network-based security and analytics solutions, today announced Kindsight Security Analytics, a new platform for service providers to analyze network traffic for malware and aggregate security statistics onto a single web-based dashboard. The new platform provides unparalleled insights into subscriber infections, enabling Internet service providers and mobile operators to reduce risk within the network and diminish the malicious consumption of network resources.

Malware on the Internet and mobile networks is growing consistently. As measured by Kindsight Security Labs, approximately nine to 14 percent of home networks are infected on a typical day. Mobile malware is also escalating, having increased 400 percent over a three month period in late 2011. With Kindsight Security Analytics, service providers are able to see the extent and specific types of malware among their subscribers, so they may set new policies or take other actions to address these issues.

"Our new platform provides huge benefits to Internet service providers and mobile operators by giving them real-time, actionable security insights which can reduce network risk and improve the overall service experience," said Brendan Ziolo, VP, Marketing at Kindsight. "These service providers may also launch value-added security services using this same platform, which can alert subscribers and help them remove malware from their home networks or mobile devices."

Kindsight Security Analytics analyzes Internet traffic for malware and generates aggregated statistics. It is comprised of four key components:

  • Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS-8800) - Sensors are deployed at strategic locations within the service provider network, typically at an aggregation or peering point, to analyze traffic for evidence of malware infections without impact on network performance.

  • Alert Reporting Cluster (ARC) - The cluster contains several components that are installed at the service provider's datacenter to process and store events from the sensors. It also triggers real-time actions against malware detected in the network.

  • Security Analytics Dashboard - A web-based dashboard helps providers see what threats are occurring within subscriber networks and on their devices. The dashboard measures the number of infected devices; malware types observed; historical trends, frequency and recency of specific malware; malware behavior summaries; periodic infection reports and outbreak incident bulletins.

  • Signature Update Service - Backed by the proven signature development and verification process of Kindsight Security Labs, the signature set provides thorough coverage with low false positives and is continually updated as the foundation of the Kindsight Security Analytics platform.

Kindsight has developed advanced technologies for its Security Analytics offering. The new platform features high performance network sensors that support 20 Gbps of traffic analysis, more than 100,000 events per minute and can scale to hundreds of millions of subscribers. It uses signatures, which are continually developed and updated by Kindsight Security Labs, to detect and pinpoint subscriber infections from the network traffic. The Security Analytics dashboard displays data in real-time, sharing the extent and types of infections found among subscribers, with the ability to drill down and take action.

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About Kindsight
Kindsight offers security and analytics platforms that service providers embed in their networks to analyze Internet traffic for malware and other insights. Backed by the expertise of Kindsight Security Labs, the Security Analytics platform detects infections to protect the network and subscribers while the Security Services platform can increase revenues by offering network-based security services. The Intent Analytics platform scores the traffic of opted-in users to reduce churn through subscriber insights or monetize value-added services through advertising. Majority owned by Alcatel-Lucent, Kindsight is based in Mountain View, CA with offices in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Visit for more information.

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