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Secucloud package blocks suspicious bot activity

Steve Rogerson
November 3, 2016
 
German security specialist Secucloud is providing an IoT anti-bot package that automatically detects suspicious bot activity and blocks it immediately, even for smart IoT devices.
 
The botnet is a popular tool with cyber-criminals as it enables them to distribute malicious software or bring web sites down with DDoS attacks. Botnets comprise multiple infected systems and can be controlled remotely for malicious purposes. Smart devices within the IoT are increasingly becoming a target for online fraudsters.
 
For example, a French web site hosting firm was the victim of the biggest DDoS attack of all time at the end of September. The attack included security cameras as well as video recorders.
 
The growing threat situation has also prompted Germany’s Federal Network Agency to enforce compliance with the new IT security regulations by increasing checks. Its goal is to verify whether telcos are really fulfilling requirements concerning information and protection.
 
To help telcos implement these measures, Secucloud is providing the IoT anti-bot package.
 
The goal of Germany’s IT security law is to support the police working to block criminal botnets. Since July 2015, telecommunication providers have been required to inform their customers of suspicious activity that could indicate malware attacks on their users’ systems. They must also suggest appropriate, effective and accessible technical means of detecting and ideally blocking these malicious attacks.
 
With its anti-bot package, Secucloud enables telcos to meet the Federal Network Agency’s requirements and protect customers effectively from botnets. To achieve this, the company’s OEM cloud framework uses tools such as IDS and IPS within its packet analyser module in the IABS intelligent algorithm based steering engine to detect and immediately block botnet activity.
 
The on-premise cloud system includes elastic scaling that can protect large numbers of users – up to 100 million – effectively. A director node load balancer forms part of the network and automatically distributes traffic directed to it across a sufficient number of filter nodes. This is controlled by an overarching management instance, the Secucloud Cloc cloud operations controller. The framework can be optimally integrated into providers’ networks using Secucloud’s APIs.
 
Secucloud specialises in providing security for the IoT. It offers a completely cloud-based enterprise-class security system for telcos and mobile phone operators that they can install directly into their network infrastructure. This lets them protect their customers from all cyber-threats on the internet in a centralised way. Users do not need to install any software on their devices, so no setup or maintenance is required.