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ThreatSTOP Integrated into Simwood’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Defense Solution, and Appoints Simwood as Distributor in United Kingdom

August 17, 2011

ThreatSTOP is Layer B of the service that drops “dirty traffic” from malware and botnet sites at the IP level, a very efficient approach to increase clean traffic for the network. ThreatSTOP uses only 2-8% of the comparable bandwidth to filter inbound traffic compared with other spam filters and proxies based on deep packet inspection.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

ThreatSTOP, the leading provider of real-time IP reputation service that prevents data loss from botnet attacks and improves network performance, announced today that it has been integrated into a multi-layered DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) protection solution offered by Simwood to its service provider and enterprise customers. ThreatSTOP will be Layer B of the service that drops “dirty traffic” from malware and botnet sites at the IP level, which is a very efficient approach to increase clean traffic for the network. ThreatSTOP uses only 2-8% of the comparable bandwidth to filter inbound traffic compared with other spam filters and proxies based on deep packet inspection.

DDoS is a major problem that’s growing exponentially as the cybercriminals’ resources and their rapidly declining cost overwhelm their victims. The only DDoS defense solutions previously available were either inadequate or overly expensive to service providers and their customers. This meant that many service providers have gambled””i.e. hoping””on not being attacked. This is an increasingly risky and untenable strategy given the prevalence of attacks and the increasing calls by customers and government agencies for greater accountability and compensation for breaches.

“The impetus for developing this solution was that we were deeply concerned at the growing risks, and were simply unable to find an adequate solution that works economically,” said Simon Woodhead, Managing Director of Simwood. “We identified a number of best-of-breed partners to weave a solution that offers protection at a price point workable for customers of all sizes, and ThreatSTOP clearly is the most cost effective front-line defense for us.” As part of this partnership, Simwood has become ThreatSTOP’s first distributor in Europe, focusing on UK and Ireland.

“Simwood has a reputation of being an innovative and forward-thinking service provider in the UK market for the past 14 years, and we are pleased to have this distribution and solution partnership,” said Ken Liu, vice president of business development for ThreatSTOP. “This also proves again ThreatSTOP’s breadth of applications and value proposition it provides to a variety of customers. Being the front line of defense against DDoS is a perfect way to use ThreatSTOP.”

Simwood “Ëœs DDOS solution is available immediately. To subscribe and read further details, please visit: http://www.simwood.com.

About ThreatSTOP

ThreatSTOP is the leading provider of real-time IP reputation service to protect networks against botnets and malicious malware. ThreatSTOP enables firewalls to block both incoming botnet attacks as well as outbound “call homes” to command and control hosts. Updated in real-time and automatically distributed via DNS to firewalls, ThreatSTOP delivers actionable threat intelligence to enable proactive defense against the most criminal malware sites. ThreatSTOP can be activated within an hour without an expensive forklift upgrade, network reconfigurations, or requiring manual updates. For more information, visit http://www.threatstop.com.

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