Detecting Botnet Infections

Detect Botnet Activity in the Network and Protect Subscribers with Kindsight Botnet Security

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The Kindsight Botnet Security service helps Internet service providers detect botnet activity in the network and protect infected subscribers. The Kindsight solution is embedded within the service providers’  networks to analyze Internet traffic for communications between infected devices and the bot masters’ command and control servers.

The top threats to home networks

Botnets have become a growing concern in the US and around the world. During 2012, four of the top five high-level threats to home networks were botnets, according to Kindsight Security Labs. In fact, almost 50 percent of home network infections last year were the result of malware related to botnets. That’s why governments have, or are going to, put forth regulations that need to be met by service providers to address this issue.

Network-based botnet detection

Kindsight NIDS with interstitial alertBuilt upon the network-based malware detection capabilities of the Kindsight Network Intrusion Detection System (NIDS-8800), the Kindsight Botnet Security service is embedded within the service providers’ own networks to analyze Internet traffic for communications between infected devices and the bot masters’ command and control servers. When it detects a botnet infection from a subscriber, the solution can take action such as placing infected devices into a walled garden where subscribers will receive instructions and tools to help them remove the threat. The Kindsight NIDS sensor can also block infected devices from communicating with C&C servers, preventing hackers from sending instructions and launching other attacks. Find out how Kindsight Botnet Security works and the benefits of Kindsight Botnet Security.