BlueCat Threat Protection adds an additional layer of security for all
devices across all applications to defend against malware, botnets and
TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Recent well-publicized attacks have demonstrated that both traditional
mobile devices and non-traditional devices such as Point of Sale (POS)
systems are increasingly being targeted by malware, botnets and other
attacks. To combat these growing threats that are pervasive to all
devices, BlueCat, a leading provider of IP Address Management
solutions, has released BlueCat Threat Protection for DNS/DHCP Server.
BlueCat Threat Protection stops malicious activities in DNS before they
can reach business-critical applications or data. The solution creates
a 'DNS firewall' that blocks devices from ever accessing a known
malicious site or host by providing rapid, cloud-delivered threat data
updates to customers' DNS infrastructure.
For more information on BlueCat Threat Protection or to request a demo
please visit: http://www.bluecatnetworks.com/products/bluecat-threat-protection/
Leveraging DNS to Secure the Business
The growth in the number and type of new devices connecting to the
network has exposed holes in typical enterprise security. Security
solutions tend to focus on particular devices or protocols and cannot
provide a broad-based solution that covers all devices and
applications. All devices use the Domain Name System (DNS) to connect
to applications and sites. BlueCat Threat Protection provides an
additional layer of defense against malicious Internet content and
"The explosion of network-connected devices is exposing businesses to
new security threats and risks," says Andrew Wertkin, CTO, BlueCat.
"Not only do our customers need to secure traditional devices such as a
desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets, but also non-traditional
devices including VoIP, Point-of-Sale systems, security cameras and
RFID. The Domain Name System is a critical component of any defense
in-depth security strategy. BlueCat has delivered a DNS Firewall that
is connected to up-to-the-minute cloud-delivered threat data and
centrally controlled and orchestrated by our BlueCat Address Manager
IPAM solution. Threat Protection provides additional value to our
customers without having to purchase or maintain additional
Lawrence Orans and Jeremy D'Hoinne of Gartner write that, "The
traditional defense-in-depth components are still necessary, but are no
longer sufficient in protecting against advanced targeted attacks and
BlueCat Threat Protection Empowers Enterprises to:
Secure the business by stopping malicious activities in DNS before they can reach business-critical applications or data.
Leverage core network services to add a new layer of security across all
connected devices, both traditional and non-traditional.
Take action based on up-to-the-minute data about known sources of
malicious content including malware, botnets, exploits, viruses and
spam delivered by the hosted BlueCat Security Feed.
Configure policies to allow threat requests to be blacklisted,
black-holed, redirected or whitelisted.
BlueCat Threat Protection can be quickly and easily added to existing
BlueCat customers' DNS servers or can be purchased as a stand-alone
solution to quickly and easily augment the DNS infrastructure companies
already have in place. The solution can also be integrated with leading
SIEM solutions including IBM QRadar and HP ArcSight via pre-built
connectors for immediate notification of a security risk.
BlueCat IP Address Management, DNS and DHCP solutions provide the
foundation to build elastic networks that scale to match the
ever-changing and unique demands on your infrastructure. We enable the
reliability of your core network services and securely connect the
people, physical devices, virtual machines and applications that drive
your business. Enterprises and government agencies worldwide trust
BlueCat to solve real business and IT challenges - from device
on-boarding for BYOD to network consolidation and modernization to
managing and automating virtualization, cloud and the Internet of
1 Lawerence Orans and Jeremy D'Hoinne, "Five Styles of Advanced Threat
Defense," Gartner, August 20, 2013.
For further information:
PR and Community Manager, BlueCat