DeepNines Annihilates Malicious Traffic at Hamline University
DALLAS — Dec. 16, 2004 — Hosting more than 11,000 e-mail addresses and processing somewhere around 150,000 e-mails a day, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., needed a way to protect its network from malicious traffic. The university chose the DeepNines Security Edge PlatformÃ¢â€ž? to do the job.
“Guarding the volume of known and unknown traffic that comes through the router and into our network is tricky business,” said Anthony Schroeder, director of network services for Hamline University. “We want to encourage the free flow of information, but with a majority of Internet traffic being malicious, and in light of recent reports of router vulnerabilities, we wanted to ensure we could keep bad traffic out. We chose the DeepNines platform because it is the only solution that can be deployed in front of the router and includes a firewall, intrusion prevention and anti-virus capabilities in the same package.”
The Security Edge Platform’s competitive pricing model and quick return on investment also are attractive to the higher education market. Universities can save approximately 50 percent on IT capital expenses and roughly 80 percent on annual IT operating expenses after implementing the DeepNines Security Edge Platform. In addition, universities can enjoy a savings of 160 percent in annual administration expenses and expect to save more than 100 man-hours in support and administration costs each month.
“A university campus network provides an opportunity for the DeepNines Security Edge Platform to really shine,” said Dan Jackson, president and COO of DeepNines. “First, we can handle the sheer volume of traffic without causing any drag on network speed. Second, we are able to decipher the truly malicious traffic from the good traffic delivered between students, families and professors. And finally, the DeepNines Security Edge platform doesn’t cost nearly as much to implement and operate as a bunch of fragmented point solutions. With DeepNines protecting the network from its invisible location outside of the router, Hamline can focus on what it does best – educating students.”
The DeepNines Security Edge Platform sits outside the router and offers Zero Footprint TechnologyÃ¢â€ž? (ZFT); deep packet inspection; the ForensiX Capture SystemÃ¢â€ž? (FCS) to capture all network traffic for regulatory, legislative and forensic reporting requirements; and secure content management that includes anti-virus, anti-spam and content filtering. The solution also includes a management console that gives network administrators complete visibility of the traffic coming into and going out of the network. The administrator can monitor bandwidth, security condition and signature updates or upgrades with granular control and graphical views.
About Deep Nines, Inc.
DeepNines offers a scalable security platform for Global 2000 companies with a vertical market focus in education, government, telecommunications, energy and financial services. The DeepNines Security Edge PlatformÃ¢â€ž? integrates intelligent firewall, intrusion prevention, best-of-breed secure content management, forensics and reporting. It operates outside the network infrastructure, improving organizations security “deep into the nines.” DeepNines’ Security Edge Platform, the company’s patent-pending security system, is a fully automated intrusion prevention and traffic management system and serves as the single, centralized network security system for an entire organization. The Security Edge Platform runs on Solaris and Linux platforms from Sun Microsystems. To learn more about Deep Nines visit www.deepnines.com.