SOURCE: Sensory Networks

July 11, 2006 08:00 ET

Sensory Networks and ThreatMETRIX Announce High Performance Real-Time Host Reputation Filter for Unified Threat Management Security Appliances

Sensory Networks and ThreatMETRIX Partner to Integrate ThreatMETRIX' Leading Host Reputation System for Providing Real-Time Pre-emptive Protection From Compromised Internet Hosts With Sensory's Accelerated NodalCore Platform to Protect Internet Commerce and Communications

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 11, 2006 -- Sensory Networks, the leader in acceleration technology for network security applications, and ThreatMETRIX today announced integration of ThreatMETRIX' real-time intelligent host reputation feed into the NodalCore suite of high performance security coprocessor products. The ThreatMETRIX Host Reputation Intelligence™ global intelligence system, consisting of community submissions and probes, collects and analyzes vast amounts of malicious activity across all threat domains to deliver a comprehensive real-time 'credit report' risk rating for hosts connected to the web. Available as a standalone application, or as an upgrade to the suite of Intrusion Prevention Systems, Antivirus, Antispam and Antispyware applications, this high performance real-time intelligent reputation feed provides OEM security applications with:

--  True pre-emptive protection against zero hour fraud and threats
    
--  A performance boost by being able to classify malicious traffic
    quicker, in combination with the blinding speeds of Sensory Networks'
    NodalCore security coprocessor
    
--  The power to provide real-time context driven policy actions through a
    rich profile of host attributes and activity
    
--  High-integrity host reputation data that is resistant to subversion
    
--  The ability to enter new markets quickly and cost effectively by
    providing threat protection across additional domains
    
"In today's network environment, reputation is the most scalable and pre-emptive means to assess transaction risk," said David Jones, CEO for ThreatMETRIX. "We are proud to partner with Sensory Networks to provide our revolutionary Host Reputation Intelligence™ platform to vendors of security appliances around the globe."

Multi-layer security systems can be accelerated by classifying connections as malicious or benign based on their connection end-points before analyzing the stream contents, substantially reducing the workload. "There is a growing need for the tracking and management of threats such as zombie and bot-networks in government networks, financial institutions and other high-security infrastructures," said Jeff Wilson, Principle Analyst for Infonetics Research. "Supporting high-performance real-time reputation management plays an important role in the new generation of security threat management. "

Sensory's partner application ecosystem is the largest in the industry, with best-of-breed vendors of Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, IDS/IPS, and QoS products all licensing their applications through the patent-pending NodalCore platform. "We are excited about this latest addition to our extensive suite of partner applications," said Matt Barrie, CEO for Sensory Networks. "The ThreatMETRIX solution is an upgrade for most of the applications in our ecosystem. This upgrade boosts performance even higher, while at the same time providing protection against the masses of bot-nets and zombies on the Internet."

About ThreatMETRIX

ThreatMETRIX is a leader in protecting Internet based transactions from fraud and threats posed by compromised Internet hosts. ThreatMETRIX Host Reputation Intelligence™ global intelligence system, consisting of community submissions and probes, collects and analyzes vast amounts of malicious activity across all threat domains to deliver a comprehensive real-time 'credit report' risk rating for hosts connected to the web. This real-time intelligent reputation feed provides OEM security vendors, enterprises, and IP-service providers the most pre-emptive threat protection available ensuring secure and trusted inbound and outbound commerce, communications, and transactions over the Internet. www.threatmetrix.com

About Sensory Networks

Sensory Networks is a leading OEM provider of high performance network security acceleration technology. The company's NodalCore® hardware acceleration products include a broad range of chipsets, accelerated software libraries, PCI acceleration cards and appliance platforms for Antivirus, Antispam, Antispyware, Content Filtering, Firewalls and Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems. Sensory Networks' products allow application developers and network equipment vendors to build higher performance, more accurate, broader coverage network security products without the substantial cost and risk associated with development of specialized hardware. Headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., Sensory Networks has regional offices in London, Sydney and Beijing. www.sensorynetworks.com

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