Corero Unveils SmartWall Threat Defense System for Cloud Hosting Providers

cloud-hosting-security-coreroCorero Network Security (LSE:CNS), a provider of First Line of Defense security protection for enterprise organizations, has announced the introduction of the Corero SmartWall Threat Defense System (TDS) aimed at cloud hosting providers and other ISPs. The ‘high-end’ SmartWall family of products enables service providers to protect their customers from DDoS attacks and cyber threats.

The Corero SmartWall TDS addresses cyber security challenges by providing the opportunity for cloud hosting and other service providers to deliver First Line of Defense, always on, threat protection and visibility to their customers. It is a purpose-built family of network security appliances that is configurable to meet the needs of service providers.

Performance, connectivity and security

These appliances from Corero Network Security deliver 10Gbps full-duplex performance in a ¼ wide, 1 RU form factor. Service providers can deploy a combination of SmartWall TDS appliances to deliver the performance, connectivity and security required. Customers would benefit from progressive inspection, threat detection and policy-based protection with always on visibility at any throughput – 1 RU delivers 40Gbps, and 4 RU delivers 160Gbps.

The scalable solution would enable cloud hosting and other service providers to deliver DDoS protection as a value added security service.

The Corero SmartWall TDS functionality is delivered by the following family of appliances:

Network Threat Defense – A majority of DDoS attacks occur at Layers 3 and 4, therefore the Corero SmartWall TDS was built to protect against these attacks using IP address blocking, SYN flood protection, TCP/UDP rate control and Client-Server connection limiting.

Application Threat Defense – Many applications, including those that rely on encrypted communications using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), are vulnerable to application layer DDoS attacks that utilize Layer 7 attack vectors. The Corero SmartWall TDS defends against these attacks using Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) of Layer 7 protocols and payloads in combination with behavioral anomaly detection.

Network Forensics – As sophisticated threats continue to evolve, effective security analysis requires continuous visibility into the traffic flowing between the protected network and the Internet. The Corero SmartWall TDS supports 10Gbps line rate packet capture to enable network forensics of security incidents.

Network Bypass – Network availability is essential to maintaining always on Internet services. The Corero SmartWall TDS utilizes intelligent zero power network bypass technology to eliminate service downtime in the event of power or equipment failure, or during routine maintenance and configuration upgrades.