Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Botwall: A Firewall Against Bots

Here's an interesting new product: the botwall. It's designed to watch for malware attempting to plant itself on the network and take over machines. Bots work by enlisted "zombies" into vast armies of servers they control.

The botwall from FireEye in Menlo Park, CA, sits in your data center but has a Virtual Machine (VM) that works with ISPs and third-party providers to analyze traffic suspected of containing bot-laden malware.

Bots were identified last week in a report from Arbor Networks, as the top security issue, overtaking DoS attacks, for ISPs.

The report also said that VoIP is also becoming a big target for hackers.

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