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ThreatSTOP + Juniper SRX Protects University of Baltimore Against Botnets and Criminal Malware

In another showcase for the ThreatSTOP + Juniper SRX solution, the University of Baltimore has deployed it to protect itself and 6,400 students against botnets and malware.  UB needed to solve 4 related problems:

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ThreatSTOP + Juniper SRX Solves "A Big Headache for Us"!

The Rotterdam Library (Bibliotheek Rotterdam), one of the largest in the Netherlands, is deploying ThreatSTOP Botnet Defense Cloud atop a Juniper SRX 240H Services Gateway to keep the library’s Wi-Fi network free from malware infestation. Before using ThreatSTOP, the library was regularly blacklisted by its ISP and its Internet service shut down due to recurring malware infestation. Now that ThreatSTOP is deployed, in a joint solution supported by Juniper, the library no longer has to constantly deal with trouble tickets and service interruptions due to malware.

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Atom AMPD Integrates ThreatSTOP™ Botnet Defense Cloud as a Single-source Network, Communications and Security solution

ThreatSTOP notched another win in its integration/OEM business with AtomAMPD, an innovative company in Illinois which is offering a complete networking, telephony and security solution in a flash drive that can decrease TCO (total cost of ownership) up to 70%.  The product, called AtomOS Kwick Key, is initially targeted for the education, public safety and SME markets for its ease of use, low price and full functionality.  In spirit, AtomAMPD is doing what Vyatta is doing, for example, offering similar if not superior functionality as  Cisco at a much lower cost and complexity.  1 Key is $1,499, 2 for failover and high-availability are only $2,499, and they pack a wallop in features.  High-level features list here.

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ThreatSTOP Releases ThreatCHECK (FREE App) to Help Fight Online Fraud and Stolen Logins and Credit Cards

ThreatSTOP has released ThreatCHECK, a free applet for Windows users to check what we know about the IP addresses their computer connects to. This is the most reliable way to determine who the computer is really talking to. ThreatCHECK will provide a report identifying which countries the IPs are in, and call out known botnet and malware sites along with detailed research about them.  ThreatCHECK is easy to download and can be run in the background.  To download: www.threatstop.com/threatcheck

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"I had no idea my network printers are talking to China!"

"I had no idea my network printers are talking to China!" exclaimed Gary Woodward, network administrator of the West Memphis School District in Arkansas.  This is a typical reaction when customers first install ThreatSTOP and find that their network is infested with botnets and active malware from all the rogue places primarily in Eastern Europe and China.  This is their "Houston, we've got a problem!" moment.  See the case study for more details.

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Krueger Wholesale Florist Uses ThreatSTOP to Block Botnets

Krueger Wholesale Florist, a Wisconsin-based distributor of fresh cut flowers, green plants and supplies to customers across a nine states, has deployed an EdgeWave iPrism Web Security solution to four separate locations with hundreds of employees.  One of the key reasons for EdgeWave's win was ThreatSTOP, whose botnet blocklist is integrated into the iPrism.  This is often the case with EdgeWave, Simwood and other partners, where ThreatSTOP provides a key differentiator and value unavailable anywhere else.

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ThreatSTOP integrated into DDoS Protection Service

In another illustration of ThreatSTOP's wide-ranging value proposition for different use cases and customers, we have been integrated into a multi-layered DDoS (distributed denial of service) protection service provided by British service provider Simwood.  ThreatSTOP will be Layer B of the service (out of 4 layers)  that drops “dirty traffic” from malware and botnet sites at the IP level, which is a very efficient approach to increase clean traffic for the network.  ThreatSTOP uses only 2-8% of the comparable bandwidth to filter inbound traffic compared with packet inspection products prevalent in the market.

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ThreatSTOP CEO Tom Byrnes to Speak at 2 Events in Washington, D.C.

ThreatSTOP CEO Tom Byrnes has been invited to speak at two events in D.C.

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Come Hear Johannes Ullrich of SANS Institute Talk

Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Faculty and Chief Research Officer at SANS Institute and founder of DShield (full disclosure: also advisor to ThreatSTOP), will give a talk on the ever-changing threat landscape and how to detect existing breaches, protect against botnets and advanced persistent threats, and safeguard your data.  It will be at a lunch and learn event jointly sponsored by ThreatSTOP and the Orange County IT Executive Round Table on April 26, at Newport Beach, CA.  Registration is FREE for qualified IT security professionals.  Come enjoy great food, learn something and connect with your peers.  For more info, go here.

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EdgeWave Embeds ThreatSTOP Botnet Blocklist to Enhance iPrism Web Security Product

In the first of many announcements to come, ThreatSTOP is proud to announce that web security vendor EdgeWave (formerly St.Bernard Software) has embedded our botnet blocklist into their flagship product iPrism.  Specifically, our outbound blocklist against command and control hosts was embedded in iPrism in addition to its existing URL, virus, malware, spyware and phishing blocking features for a more comprehensive security solution.

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