Preventing spam and malicious code from utilizing your network
“Service providers report that 11.2% of their users’ accounts are currently part of a botnet that is being used for sending out spam—86% of service providers report that they are actively battling zombies in their networks” - An Osterman Research Survey Report, June 2010
Internet Service Providers and mobile operators are experiencing rapid growth, with worldwide internet access alone reaching 2 billion users. In this changing landscape, ISPs and operators must balance managing their operational objectives, brand image and performance requirements while lacking control over their end users.
Stolen accounts and zombies are being used to create a complex system for messaging abuse, data loss and malware distribution. As service providers are unable to track down and mitigate risks to individual subscriber computers, their networks can contain large numbers of zombie computers that propagate content to the outside world.
“88-92% of email messages are spam”- Message Anti-Abuse Working Group 2010
Millions of emails, instant messages, file transfers, and other Internet transactions are being utilized every day; creating more content, using more types of tools, and sharing or storing that content in more ways than ever before. Proactively controlling outbound content mitigates the risk of disclosure, ensures appropriate information is being sent, and stops the network from sending out spam or malware.
Eliminating network content abuse, Wedge Networks’ WedgeOS platform provides both inbound and outbound content inspection to detect and block threats with the highest performance in the industry. Cost effective and easy to manage, the Wedge solution is available as a physical appliance and as a virtual machine.
Reputation Management: Maintaining Customer Satisfaction
Outbound malware, lost data and spam threatens your relationships with your customers and negatively impacts the reliability of your brand. Provide content protection to strengthen your brand by preventing the distribution of bad outbound content, including spam and malware, from your IP; all while providing a safe, secure and responsive network.
Operational Control: Managing the Network
Maintaining a service provider network is costly. Time, energy and resources are constantly spent on network configuration, managing system functions, and dealing with inbound and outbound security threats. By utilizing an easy-to-manage platform that unifies policies in one inline appliance –all while cleaning the network of malicious activity- Service Providers will be able to prevent outbound content misusage from taking advantage of their networks.
Don’t Settle: Demand the Integration and Performance Your Company Needs
The world’s toughest networks need the world’s best solutions that can be easily deployed in both transparent or inline modes. Utilizing High Availability Stacks, the WedgeOS can be installed and running within minutes in high-traffic networks without impacting network throughput or introducing latency.