Anti-malware tools have become an increasingly popular value-add for web hosting providers, and several companies have launched in the past few years to address this need including SiteLock, StopTheHacker, and recently, certificate authority Comodo launched an anti-malware scanning tool, SiteInspector.
According to its website, ThreatSTOP is an IP reputation-based cloud service that enables a provider’s current firewalls to block botnet and malware traffic to and from a network.
Cirrus Tech is offering its customers ThreatSTOP protection immediately free of charge. It is deployed across its network to help protect customers from botnet, worm and other malware attacks.
According to the press release, ThreatSTOP informs firewalls about the threats in real-time and enables networks to atomatically stop any incoming or outgoing traffic from known malware sites. It prevents theft by ensuring there are no firewall or network holes where malicious malware can get through undetected.
“Online security is a major concern for any business,” Cirrus CEO Ehsan Mirdamadi said in a statement. “By bringing the ThreatSTOP security system into our safety infrastructure, our web hosting customers are safer than ever. At Cirrus, we are proactive in protecting our network. When it comes to security, a dose of prevention goes a long way to keeping data safe.”
ThreatSTOP says its service comprises five parts: threat feeds, correlation engine, firewall configuration and DNS distribution, blocking malware and reporting and feedback loop.
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