Malware Scanning Protection
Detect and stop malware scanning in real-time to protect subscribers and the network infrastructure
Malware is a malicious, self-propagating computer program that often requires no user intervention to install or activate. Malware programs scan network addresses and ports to find vulnerable connected devices, and then use an exploit to infect the target. Once the malware installs itself it begins scanning anew…and the cycle repeats.
Malware typically ‘recruits’ thousands to millions of compromised devices into botnets; since it doesn’t require any user activity, subscribers are generally unaware of the malware infection until the symptoms become obvious or they are informed by their CSP.
In extreme cases, the propagation traffic itself can overwhelm the network infrastructure with an enormous volume of scanning traffic.
Sandvine’s malware scanning protection solution recognizes malware scanning behavior in real-time and can limit or block the activity, thereby disrupting the formation of botnets, preventing subscriber infections and protecting the network infrastructure.
Cyber Security: Considerations and Techniques
This paper describes the wide variety of solutions that CSPs and enterprise Internet security professionals are juggling today, and explains the many advantages of using network policy control to deliver secure pipes to residential subscribers and business customers.