Internet as medium getaway

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Abstract

As Internet has become one the most important means of communication for sending and retrieving the information. In order to protect this information from hackers, electronic eavesdropping, gateway and internet security has been introduced. We describe an on going effort to create a gateway and network security. The purpose of the work is to provide flexibility for the gateway and networks. Its appliances of various series perform multiple-function, intrusion prevention, intrusion detection, and these appliances have some advantages. These appliances are primarily to evaluate the performance of existing and new approaches to provide gateway and network security. The new approaches comprise of enhancements such as centralized management with site-protectors efficiently allocates the gateway and network security.

The effective service and support provided by these appliances in order to provide security connected to Internet. The simulation tool is just like the communication protocol stack, divided into several separate layers, each providing its functionality. It is also distributed over several computers that communicate over an Ethernet. Through these simulations, we obtain large tables of probabilities that are accessed on-line by the simulator running the higher layers provided security by these appliances.

Gateway and Network Protection

The gateway and network, both vital to business connectivity, are extremely vulnerable to new waves of hybrid threats on the Internet. Gateways connect companies with the Internet, branch locations, remote offices, customers, vendors and partners, while networks enable connectivity between servers, users and other networks. Both provide a means for online communications and an opportunity for theft, attack and misuse from a number of internal and external sources. For new hybrid threats like MS Blaster, SQL Slammer, Nimda and Code Red, firewalls and antivirus are no longer enough to protect the gateway or the network.

The alternative, a multi-layered approach to security, involves multiple stand-alone security solutions that all have to be acquired, installed, maintained, updated and managed separately...until now.

Flexibility for the Gateway and the Network

Proventia™ appliances provide protection at the gateway and across internal networks and network segments. Each appliance is managed centrally by a single management system, deploys in as little as fifteen minutes and receives automatic updates from Internet Security Systems' X-Force™ security research organization. Because each enterprise has its own unique security needs, Proventia is extremely flexible to suit every environment. Proventia's complete, unified protection capability is ideal for a remote office lacking dedicated security personnel. To strengthen network protection against hybrid worms, Proventia's intrusion prevention capabilities augment an existing firewall. For areas of the network that require the hightest level of monitoring, Proventia's intrusion detection function supports forensics and remediation.

Backed by X-Force™ Security Intelligence

Proventia appliances are built upon security intelligence conducted by the X-Force, Internet Security Systems' world-renowned research and development team. The X-Force is the unequivocal authority in threat and vulnerability research. Proventia appliances are regularly updated with X-Force security intelligence to provide proactive protection before an attack occurs.

Unified Gateway Protection with M series Multi-Function Appliances

Proventia M Series multi-function appliances provide complete protection at the gateway and the network level without jeopardizing network bandwidth or availability. The appliance proactively combats multiple threats all at once, blocking viruses, worms and hacker exploits in a single packet examination. Proventia M Series performs firewall and VPN access control, gateway anti-virus protection, content and spam-filtering, as well as intrusion detection and prevention, from a single protection engine. Select any combination of these protection capabilities to suit your needs. Adding or adjusting is as simple as flipping a switch.

Proventia M Series is security made simple. There is only one product to install, update and manage, drastically reducing the total cost of ownership and freeing valuable IT resources to focus on other critical areas.

Proventia M Series does all of the following:

  • Provides better protection at a lower cost.
  • Eliminates the need for multiple stand-alone security products.
  • Ensures uninterrupted business operations.
  • Identifies and blocks known and unknown threats without user intervention.

Proventia M Series performs multiple security functions from a single protection engine, giving you the flexibility to select the protection you need

Network Intrusion Prevention with G Series Intrusion Prevention Appliances

Proventia G Series Intrusion Prevention Appliances proactively block malicious attacks from entering the network, including denial of service, backdoors and hybrid threats in real-time, minimizing the need for active administrator involvement in most security events. This capability frees up valuable IT resources to focus on other critical projects. Proventia G Series' inline configuration makes it ideal for internal networks or network segments or for securing links to legacy systems. With detection and prevention integrated in a single, entrally managed device, users can easily switch between capabilities without disrupting or blocking egitimate network traffic. Proventia G Series operates as a Layer 2 bridge, which makes it invisible to attackers.

Businesses using the Proventia G Series can take advantage of:

  • Real-time intrusion prevention.
  • Proactive blocking of known and unknown threats.
  • Valuable IT resources with time now available for other critical projects.
  • Internet Security Systems' Managed Protection Services to transfer risk of protecting their network to Internet Security Systems.

Intrusion detection and forensics with A Series intrusion Detection Appliances

Built on the world's leading security intelligence and technologies, the Proventia A Series delivers Internet Security Systems' market-leading intrusion detection, forensics, and response technology in an easy-to-use, cost-effective, rapidly-deployed appliance format. Proventia A Series models provide full coverage from 200 Mbps to 1200 Mbps on 1 to 4 network segments. Proventia A Series has proven accuracy in attack detection and produced no false positives in performance testing. The Proventia A Series contains a firewall monitor and is optimized for enterprise networks to reduce the risk to critical information assets. Proventia A Series customers can take advantage of Managed Protection Services to transfer the risk of protecting their network to ISS.

Centralized Management with Site Protector

Internet Security Systems Site Protector centralized management system unifies the management and analysis of server and desktop protection systems. Customers can control, monitor and analyze their security protection systems central site with a minimum of staff and operational costs. Site Protector enables monitoring of intrusion activity, vulnerability assessment, event prioritization and correlation of ongoing security activity, as well as multi-site management capabilities. Other solution provides real-time, end-to-end visibility throughout the enterprise security program while capitalizing resource investments.

Site Protector delivers the following benefits:

  • Reduces training time and removes integration costs for lower total cost of ownership.
  • Scales from small organizations to large, global enterprises.
  • Saves valuable time and resources with deployment, configuration and automated task management tools.
  • Automatically prioritizes large amounts of security information for even non-security experts.
  • Integrates easily with Internet Security Systems' gateway, network, server, and desktop products.
  • Conducts event correlation and attack analysis with Site Protector Security Fusion module.
  • Integrates Cisco PIX and Check Point firewall data with the Site-Protector Third Party module.

Service And Support

Effective protection appliances are just one component of gateway and network security. Internet Security Systems offers a broad-based set of services and support to meet the unique requirements of any enterprise. Combining ISS' world-leading technologies and X-Force security intelligence with world-class services and support provides customers with the resources and flexibility needed to protect their critical assets.

Professional Security Services

Internet Security Systems' Professional Security Services assist organizations in identifying and addressing online risk. Our services provide organizations with the flexibility to co-source the assessment, design, deployment, management, and certification of their security posture, freeing them to focus on their core business.

In addition, Internet Security Systems' Emergency Response Service (ERS) combines leading security research with real world incident response to help organizations prepare for and immediately respond to information security breaches.

Managed Protection Services

Internet Security Systems' Proventia gateway and network protection appliances are supported by optional 24/7 management protection services enabling organizations to eliminate risk, control escalating security costs and demonstrate due diligence. As the world's largest Managed Protection Services (MPS) organization, it includes the only guaranteed protection offering available from any vendor, enabling organizations to transfer the risk of protecting their networking environment to Internet Security Systems.

World-Class Support Services

Internet Security Systems supports all Proventia gateway and network appliances 24/7/365. ISS offers global service and support for all components of the Proventia M Series appliance, including X-Press Update™ product enhancements, technical support, and Advanced Exchange replacement. Anywhere in the world, at any time of day, ISS' Technical Support ensures that any issues with Proventia or Site-Protector are quickly resolved, including rapid access to appropriate engineering or emergency response resources.

Internet Security System

Internet Security Systems, Inc. is a world leader in products and services that protect critical information assets from an ever changing, spectrum of threats and misuse. Products from Internet Security Systems dynamically detect, prevent and respond to sophisticated threats to networks, servers and desktops. Services include 24/7 system monitoring, emergency response and access to the X-Force, Internet Security Systems' renowned research and development team. Internet Security Systems is the trusted security provider for more than 11,000 corporate customers, including all of the Fortune 50, the top 10 largest U.S.securities firms, 10 of the world's largest telecommunications companies and major agencies and departments within U.S. local, state and federal governments. Headquartered in Atlanta, Internet Security Systems has additional operations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

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