Norman antimalware appliance built on Linux platform

Norman announced the latest version of its Network Protection (NNP) antimalware appliance, which improves protection against persistent IT infrastructure security attacks.

New features include:

  • Support for scanning traffic for malware on mirrored (or SPAN) switch ports
  • Ready for deployment in IPv6 networks
  • A 64-bit Linux platform for superior performance
  • Supports up to 10 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
  • High availability failover solution for continuous service
  • URL custom content blocking
  • Enhanced Windows file-sharing support.

NNP is engineered to protect manufacturers, SMB, financial institutions, health care and government agencies seeking protection against malware threats.

NNP can be installed at the network perimeter, or placed between network nodes to block insider threats from compromised laptops, memory sticks and other mobile devices.

This version of NNP adds the mirror port feature, enabling the appliance to be used as a non-intrusive out-of-band scanning device. Customers can now implement NNP either as an in-line or out-of-band scanning device based on their preferences.

The NNP appliance is built on a 64-bit Linux platform and supports up to 10 gigabit Ethernet networks, providing a real-time, front-end protection solution for the entire LAN and production environment.

Multiple protocols are scanned to stop malicious programs, keeping the network clean and allowing safe traffic to pass through quickly and efficiently. NNP combines signature-based security with SandBox and DNA Matching technology to proactively stop malware.

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