Enterprise class Network Protection System 2.0 enable millions of cyber intelligence indicators in real-time.
RESTON, VA – September 24, 2014
Centripetal Networks Inc. has announced the launch of their Network Protection System (NPS) 2.0 this week. NPS is an Active Network Defense platform that fully integrates Centripetal’s hardware and software systems and operationalizes threat intelligence through partnerships with industry-leading threat intelligence providers. This new system release provides updates to both the RuleGate® appliance and the QuickThreat® application, but also introduces the RuleGate® Manager and Policy Manager systems as well as the Advanced Cyber Threat™ (ACT) subscription service.
Centripetal’s RuleGate® is a Real-Time Active Network Defense system that is used to protect networks from cyber threats such as malware, malicious users, spam, phishing, scanning, and multiple adversaries. The RuleGate® enables the use of millions of threat indicators with ultra low latencies enabling full network performance and user experience.
Users are now able to visualize data theft attempts on the network using the RuleGate®’s breakthrough logging application, QuickThreat®. As each attack is detected and blocked, the RuleGate® produces a real-time information feed of the threats. This data is then presented in Centripetal Networks QuickThreat® visualization tool and enables threat intelligence-based alerts to be analyzed in real time. NPS 2.0 is actively being run during Centripetal’s Network Threat Assessments, a managed service that utilizes the QuickThreat® software for an on-site assessment of the customer’s existing network security stack.
Centripetal Networks also offers services such as the ACT™ subscription service, which includes over 500,000 unique threat indicators and has a feed that is automatically updated and improved each day. Many open-source and advanced threat feeds are available, encompassing a very high percentage of the entire known threat. Once the attackers are known, their information can be loaded into a RuleGate® device where policies can be implemented automatically to defend the network, with virtually no effect on its performance. This service is a new feature to the Centripetal Networks NPS 2.0 and provides even more insight into threat intelligence feeds for analysts.
Also new to the Centripetal Networks NPS are the RuleGate® Manager and the Policy Manager applications. The RuleGate® Manager gives system administrators full visibility into the status and health of their deployed RuleGate® systems. Security Audit Logs maintain accountability and ensure that all transactions, including policy changes, are tracked and available for review. The Hardware System Status feature helps maintain the RuleGate® system with the highest levels of service by monitoring CPU Load, Memory Usage, Power Supply Status, and Critical System Temperatures. Meanwhile, the new Policy Manager application enables organizations to build, maintain, and enforce cyber-security policies to meet the needs of each individual organization.
Centripetal’s integration with industry-leading threat intelligence partners, customer specific intelligence sources, and the ACT™ subscription service gives organizations the capability to design their own policies using dynamic threat intelligence. Until now, improving policy effectiveness was labor intensive and opened the network up to risk. With NPS 2.0 comes ease in changing, adding and maneuvering the rule sets, enhancing user experience and cyber awareness.
With cyber crime on the rise, the Centripetal team understands the importance of a complete cyber defense solution that can protect your network at the scale of the Internet. “Persistent Threats require Persistent Protection,” said Steven A. Rogers, founder and CEO of Centripetal Networks.
With Centripetal Networks’ NPS 2.0, organizations will be able to design policies that can block, alert, or allow every single packet that is entering or exiting the network, without impacting network performance. The scale and speed of NPS 2.0 is vitally important to risk management because every packet and every microsecond counts in terms of cyber security. With this level of security, many recent attacks could have been prevented.
This system is ideal for financial services firms, critical infrastructure operators, Internet service providers, government agencies, and enterprises that place a high priority on protecting their data.
The NPS 2.0 is a great advancement for Centripetal Networks and is currently deployed on their own network as well at various Fortune 500 enterprises. The Centripetal team set out to create a product that is capable of operating at Internet-scale and has accomplished that with the release of their NPS 2.0 system.
Centripetal Networks Inc. is a cyber-security solutions provider specializing in Real-Time Active Network Defense. Centripetal has achieved several breakthroughs in the scale and speed of network protection. Centripetal’s RuleGate® product is the first and only system able to action threat indicators at scale, at full line-rate speed, and with agility. Threat intelligence can now directly drive an active cyber defense without negatively impacting network performance or user experience. Centripetal’s offering includes the RuleGate® a unique ultra high performance network appliance, QuickThreat® the industry’s first real-time threat visualization and analytics platform, and the Advanced Cyber Threat™ (ACT) service.