Digital transformation is about more than how technology advances can improve efficiencies in the collection, processing and distribution of information. Today’s empowered subscribers are demanding more control over their digital experiences, which requires communications service providers (CSPs) to offer innovative services that are simple to use, secure, and that enhance the digital lifestyle. A key part of this transformation is cybersecurity, given the amount of time consumers spend online and the number of online transactions they complete every day. The need for strong protections – both for users and for the networks they use – is particularly acute in the telecom sector.
By partnering with Malwarebytes, the leading advanced malware prevention and remediation solution recently recognized in CRN’s top 100 security solutions as a leader in the “Endpoint Security” category, Nominum is offering a fully “closed loop” security solution, as illustrated in the graph below. Malwarebytes offers consumers and businesses a fast and easy way to remove both known and unknown, or previously unidentified threats. Together, Malwarebytes and Nominum are strengthening the “closed loop” security solution by offering consumers and businesses a fast and easy way to remove malware and ransomware, and keep devices protected from future attacks.
What is a “closed loop” solution?
Nominum’s closed loop security solution supports fixed, mobile and converged networks to protect them from malicious attacks like DDoS, malware, botnets, phishing, ransomware and more. Subscriber-centric applications, when used together, offer an end-to-end solution that enables DNS-based network protection, subscriber security and personalized notifications, along with an easy-to-use, client-based option for scanning and remediating infected desktop and mobile devices—providing subscribers with a single solution for protecting and securing their online activities.
The combined closed loop solution we’re offering with Malwarebytes comes at a time when cybercrime is expanding exponentially. Cyberthreats are becoming as pervasive as they are dangerous and costly, with ransomware having a tremendous impact on individuals and businesses. According to the FBI, the total cost of ransomware increased nearly 10 times between Q1 2015 and Q1 2016, skyrocketing from $24 million to $209 million in just one year.
The alternatives for CSPs that don’t offer their subscribers closed loop security solutions are limited in scope and do not come integrated for maximum efficiency and security. For example, the major downfall of endpoint security solutions is the way protection must be applied to each individual device, rather than applying protection to the entire network and all devices connected to it. Endpoint solutions leave holes in the network that cybercriminals can take advantage of to launch malicious attacks and steal sensitive personal data, such as passwords and financial data. Also, legacy endpoint solutions require frequent updates, making it difficult keep endpoints protected. On the other hand, network level DNS security requires no software downloads, requires no configurations or updates and every device on the network is automatically protected.
With Malwarebytes in the mix, the closed loop security solution from Nominum comes full circle, providing a single, unified platform from which to protect end-users. N2 ThreatAvert leverages Nominum Data Science to view DNS query activity (over 100 billion queries per day), updating threat lists in real-time to block bad queries and allow good queries to pass. Since 91 percent of cyberattacks are launched using DNS, Nominum Data Science has a unique vantage point to pinpoint threats and prevent them from communicating with command and control (C&C) servers, mitigating their ability to access the network and cause extensive, costly damages.
Malwarebytes 3.0 is the last defense mechanism in the closed loop solution and is a good alternative to antivirus, with superior technology designed to remediate malware, ransomware, exploits and other advanced threats that traditional antivirus solutions aren’t capable of stopping. Malwarebytes 3.0 is the first of its kind, employing four independent technology modules—anti-malware, anti-ransomware, anti-exploit and malicious website protection—to block and remove both known and unknown threats. The anti-ransomware and anti-exploit modules employ signature-less technology so users are protected from advanced threats that are not yet known to traditional antivirus research labs.
For more information about our partnership with Malwarebytes and our closed loop security solution, click here.