New Virus Warnings Are Sobering

DALLAS — Jan. 31, 2005 — An e-mail worm, W32/Sober.k@MM, began making the rounds on Jan. 30. Though its threat level already has been increased from “low” to “medium,” networks protected by the DeepNines Security Edge Platformâ„? don’t have to worry about the Sober virus worming its way into their networks.

“This Sober virus is an example of “zero-day’ elements that will continue to give some enterprises a fit,” said Dan Jackson, president and COO of DeepNines Technologies. “That’s the problem with so much of today’s network security – it can’t help you until a virus has already penetrated the network and had its wicked way with you. That kind of after-the-fact security isn’t really security at all.”

DeepNines Security Edge Platform uses behavior- and signature-based analysis to inspect all traffic coming into the network. It is able to detect the abnormal behavior of unknown attacks that might otherwise be missed. In the case of W32/Sober.k@MM, the strange traffic patterns caused by the virus send up a red flag for the security edge platform, which stops and traps bad traffic from its invisible location outside the edge of the router. DeepNines Technologies integrates leading best-of-breed anti-virus software as an additional layer of protection in front of the router. DeepNines Security Edge Platform provides both known and unknown security protection. The behavior-based protection constantly is looking for the abnormal traffic patterns while the signature based anti-virus looks for the known. The combined solution provides better assurance for the vulnerable networks.

The DeepNines Security Edge Platform, which is placed in front of the router, ensures that all packets coming into and out of the network are inspected for malformation or malicious behavior. The platform’s behavior monitors also determine if there is an increase of traffic to vulnerable ports and further inspect that traffic for malicious intent.

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 Platformâ„? 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 signature and behavior-based, intrusion prevention and traffic management system preventing known and unknown attacks from entering an organization’s network. The Security Edge Platform runs on Solaris and Linux platforms from Sun Microsystems. To learn more about Deep Nines visit www.deepnines.com .

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