Radware AMS offers anti-DoS, IPS, Web application firewalls, SIEM, reputation engines, signature detection and network and application behavioral analysis in a single product.
Radware's latest anti-attack
system is designed to help organizations detect and defend against attacks in
The Radware Attack
Mitigation System offers both attack detection and mitigation technologies on a
single platform, Radware said Sept. 21. The system protects application
infrastructure to prevent network and application downtime, application
vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information theft, Web service
attacks and Web defacement, Ron Meyran, director of product marketing at
Radware, told eWEEK.
With the Radware AMS,
security professionals can identify bots that imitate real user application
transactions and block them in real time. The AMS scrutinizes what is happening
on the network and uses challenge/response techniques to block malicious
traffic without accidentally dropping legitimate activity
proved that businesses need to plan for the worst case," said Avi Chesla,
Radware would help organizations
fight sophisticated cyber-attacks and advanced persistent threats that probe
networks for weaknesses. These modern attacks are hard to fend off because they
target multiple layers in the environment, such as the networking
infrastructure and applications. Attacks mimic legitimate behavior while
attacking multiple points in the network simultaneously, making them harder to
"The major advance in
new threats has been the level of tailoring and targeting; these are not noisy,
mass attacks that are easily handled by simple, signature-dependent security
approaches," said John Pescatore, vice president and distinguished analyst
at research firm Gartner.
Targeted attacks have three
major goals, including denial of service, theft of service and information
compromise, according to Pescatore. The "ultimate impact" of these
kinds of attacks results in fraud, defacement, identity theft and stolen
sensitive data, to name a few of the possible negative outcomes, Meyran said.
Organizations have typically
invested in a patchwork of tools and products to defend against attacks,
including anti-denial of service, intrusion-prevention systems, Web application
firewalls, network behavioral analysis, reputation engines and security
information and event management (SIEM), according to Meyran. Radware has
combined these attack-detection capabilities with mitigation tools, such as
signature detection and network and application behavioral analysis to handle
malicious application traffic, he said.
Radware is focusing on a holistic approach that integrates tools and
strategies instead of on specific tools that miss the "big picture,"
Security products deployed individually cannot make context-based security
assessments, which is a disadvantage considering attackers are exploiting
multiple vulnerabilities in their campaigns. The industry needs to adopt real-time,
proactive and attack-mitigation strategies, he said.
"Enterprises need to
focus on reducing vulnerabilities and increasing monitoring capabilities to
deter or more quickly react to evolving threats, and not focus on what country
the attacks are coming from," Pescatore said.
The AMS is built on
Radware's DefensePro network security appliance, AppWall Web application
firewall and APSolute Vision application and network security management
dashboard. AMS is already available to customers, Radware said. Radware
envisions the AMS for online businesses, large enterprises, carriers, data
centers and managed service providers, according to Meyran.
Radware will supplement AMS with
its Emergency Response Team, a cadre of professional security consultants who
are available to customers around the clock.