Radware's DefensePro Earns 'Recommend' Rating from NSS Labs for Attack Mitigation

Extensive testing of DefensePro shows its impressive reliability and effectiveness in protecting networks against known and emerging security threats

Oct 26, 2010, 05:30 ET from Radware Ltd

MAHWAH, N.J., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that its real-time network attack prevention device, DefensePro® 8412, received the coveted "Recommend" rating from NSS Labs, a leading independent security product testing organization. Throughout a comprehensive evaluation, DefensePro repeatedly showcased its ability to protect networks under low and "stealthy" as well as high rate attack, while maintaining high levels of performance.

The NSS tests on DefensePro focused exclusively on its attack mitigation capabilities under a variety of conditions at extremely high throughput rates. Leveraging its behavioral-based real-time signature protection technology, the solution was able to effectively detect and mitigate a wide range of attacks, which included reconnaissance, flooding brute force, DoS (Denial of Service) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) in the network and application layers, and protocol fuzzing, all without blocking legitimate user traffic. The assessment also displayed DefensePro's ability to mitigate attacks at the highest levels of DDoS almost instantaneously, without interfering with the legitimate traffic and with virtually no end-user configuration.

"Performance in the high volume detection and mitigation tests was impeccable across the board, with perfect detection and mitigation at all load levels," said Vik Phatak, CTO, NSS Labs. "Under eight hours of extended attack (compromising rate-based attacks mixed with genuine traffic) it continued to block 100 percent of attack traffic, while passing 100 percent of legitimate traffic. There was almost no increase in user response times as we placed the device under increasing loads of DoS traffic -- this is an outstanding feat."

Based on Radware's OnDemand Switch® platform, DefensePro uses multiple defense technologies to fully protect networks against known and emerging threats, and is the only solution available on the market integrating IPS, NBA and DoS protection in a single appliance. DefensePro employs multiple detection and prevention engines including signature detection, protocol and traffic anomaly detection, heuristics and behavioral analysis. Coupled with its latest security offering, APSolute Vision™, Radware offers a centralized attack management, monitoring, event correlation and reporting solution across multiple DefensePro devices and locations.

"This certification from NSS Labs reconfirms the importance for online businesses to select DefensePro as the solution of choice for its ability to protect networks under attacks of any size and to alleviate all enterprise security concerns," said Avi Chesla, Vice-President Security, Radware. "We continue to pride ourselves on developing the most complete attack mitigation solutions that not only protect networks against emerging threats, but also elevate the performance of the entire network and eliminate any fear of downtime."

NSS Labs operates a transparent, scientifically repeatable certification process, ensuring the highest levels of independence, diligence and integrity. NSS Labs performs real-world product testing, employing full application layer traffic, real verifiable exploits and live hosts. Products are tested according to appropriate use cases and protective requirements, ranging from datacenter, ecommerce datacenter, perimeter, and remote office/retail storefront. NSS Labs also offers product testing programs for payment card network environments.

Highlights of the report can be viewed at: http://www.radware.com/workarea/showcontent.aspx?ID=8139 and the full report can be viewed at:

About NSS Labs

NSS Labs, Inc. is the world's leading independent, information security research and testing organization. Its expert analyses provide information technology professionals with the unbiased data they need to select the right product for their organizations. Pioneering intrusion detection and prevention system testing with the publication of the first such test criteria in 1999, NSS Labs has also evaluated firewall, unified threat management, anti-malware, encryption, web application firewall, and other technologies on a regular basis. NSS Labs tests are considered the most aggressive in the industry and its recommendations and certifications highly coveted by vendors. Founded in 1991, the company has offices in Carlsbad, California and Austin, Texas. For more information about NSS Labs, visit www.nsslabs.com

About Radware

Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit www.radware.com and follow us on Twitter.

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