Every Cyber Attack has one thing in common. They can be launched and distributed from around the world, giving the attacker limitless possibilities, mobility, stealth, and time.
PRLog (Press Release) – Oct. 15, 2013 – PITTSBURGH — Network attacks are an unfortunate reality for everyone, and regardless of the size of your business, eventually the odds are that you will become a target. The world is a big place and every IP address in every country is another potential hacker that could cost you time and money. At some point, when you weigh the heightened cyber-risks that certain countries pose versus the amount of business transacted, the prudent businessman asks himself “Do I really need all this network traffic?”
Ask the folks at Viper Network Systems, developers of PacketViper Geo-IP Network Filter and experts in geographical filtering and security, and you will surely learn that in fact you do NOT need all that traffic. In fact, Viper Network Systems will quickly show you that not only are you taking a huge unnecessary and unwarranted risk by thoughtlessly accepting all traffic from everywhere, they will show you how you can quickly and easily eliminate the risk without any negative impact on your business.
According to Francesco Trama, President and CEO of Viper Network Systems, “No matter what industry your business falls in, the fact is that a good percentage of the traffic your security environment is dealing with is unnecessary.”
And once again, unnecessary traffic is unnecessary risk.For example, suppose you have an employee VPN, HR, or some Admin portal. Does the whole world need access to it? Chances are, right now they have that access whether you want them to or not. That needs to change.
Consider a typical cyber-threat scenario. Most network attacks start with a simple scan or probing of the target’s public network space. Often, these attacks scan the entire network range and attempt to analyze business links within your web portal to see who you know and with whom you communicate.
These scans give the attacker valuable information about what options they should pull out of their bag of tricks to deploy against the exposed network services. Once they identify what type of Web, Mail, DNS, or other discrete port or server is available, the attacker will attempt to penetrate your exposed ports and test them for vulnerabilities and kinks. And again, since these hackers could be anywhere in the world and they can access a global network of proxies, they work and scheme under the safety of anonymity of compromised PC’s and poorly managed public spaces around the world. With the attacker’s endless possibilities to exploit, probe, and attack vulnerabilities with little chance of being caught, these criminals can scan millions of networks around the world at their leisure looking for the right opportunity to present itself. Unfortunately, in the cyber-security world, for the present, time is on the attacker’s side, and reports prove that eventually, they will breach someone’s network. The question is, will it be yours?
If that scenario seems depressing or the prospect of being sued for damages caused by a breach to your network keeps you up at night, maybe it’s time to turn the tables on the hackers with Viper Network System’s enhanced Geo-IP filtering that puts you back in control of who gets to access your network.
The power and genius of Viper Network System’s flagship product “PacketViper” stems from its unique capability to restrict countries to a specific network port bi-directionally. This one-of-a-kind tool makes it possible to block, limit, redirect, or alert which network ports countries may access. This makes PacketViper the industry standard in Geo-IP filtering and puts it light-years ahead of its competitors in terms of both its power to protect and its precision and flexibility to match filter settings to an individual business needs. And while PacketViper is already the best Geo-IP filter on the market, Viper Network Systems proprietary Global Network Lists, Redirection, Country Triggers, and Network Alerts all come standard with the PacketViper system, providing comprehensive and flexible geographical filtering that shapes global network traffic to each customer’s needs.
Amazingly, with all that power, Viper Network Systems developed PacketViper to install seamlessly inline, in front of your existing security environment, with a low startup cost and with no need to modify anything else in your network or security setup. This is a huge benefit for those environments which need updated, hardened, or simply feel they need to do something more.
In a matter of minutes, your security environment can be dramatically hardened and improved without the need of complex policies or steep learning curves for new and expensive security devices. PacketViper’s low latency, transparent, and near wire performance is a formidable opponent for the cyber-criminal, but its user-friendly and intuitive format will allow your network administrators to harness its power without missing a beat.
Interested in adding this essential additional layer to your security environment? Can’t believe it can be this simple? Viper Network Systems has recently released several videos which show definitively how Geo-IP network filtering improves your security landscape, and how the entire process can be completed in a few minutes and clicks of a mouse. You can’t afford not to take a look at this next-generation complement to your security network.
About Viper Network Systems
Viper Network Systems has developed PacketViper, a intelligent Geo IP Network Filter capable of bi-directionally filtering any country at the network port level. PacketViper removes unwanted probing, fights against DDOS attacks, spam, dramatically improves network performance, and much, much more. With PacketViper on the front line, security environments are less congested and more effective.
PacketViper replaced complex geo-location filtering, and turned it into a practical tool against cyber crime and attacks. PacketViper’s new advances in bi-directional per-port filtering performed at the gateway eliminate unwanted network traffic before it enters the security environment. This has proved to combat DDOS, spam, port probing, breaches, and scanning threats, all while reducing bandwidth usage and improving performance.
By Francesco Trama