SiteCom adds Cloud Computing Security as option to consumer routers

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  1. Triple Helix

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    SiteCom adds Cloud Computing Security as option to consumer routers

    http://www.guru3d.com/news/sitecom-adds-cloud-computing-security-as-option-to-consumer-routers/

    Sitecom routers with cloud security

    http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&sl=nl&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fnl.hardware.info%2Freviews%2F2042%2F3%2Fsitecom-routers-met-cloud-security-ingebouwde-anti-virus

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  2. J_L

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    So it uses Hitman Pro. Who tested this yet?
     
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    The Dutch team behind Hitman Pro, SurfRight, have been working the last half-year on new revolutionary technology. We have developed a high performance proxy server with a special cloud interaction component, to be used on low-resource hardware, such as consumer routers. The goal: create protection for all connected devices in a (home) network, built inside the router – i.e. the user does not need to install any software to be protected.

    Sitecom is the first router manufacturer we teamed up with to integrate our technology on their new Gigabit routers (even though our tech is designed to work on older entry devices as well). Our software in the router runs on embedded Linux and we optimized it to make efficient and optimal use of the available resources, in terms of memory and processing power. FYI, we have filed a patent application because of the unique integration of the cloud, for low-resource hardware and integrated circuits.

    The cloud for Sitecom Cloud Security is using existing Hitman Pro technology, yet it is a completely different cloud with dedicated hardware. It is capable of handling millions of routers and is using scan technologies from multiple different Anti-Virus vendors. We currently have 4 different scanners but we can already announce that Emsisoft and IKARUS are again assisting us in the identification of malicious objects.

    Our router-based technology does not influence the user web browsing experience and is currently setup to filter http-traffic, to block malicious binaries, drive-by downloads, malicious websites, phishing pages and (as an extra) unwanted web advertisements. Depending on the hardware in the router, the new Sitecom WLR-4000 router (their entry router with Sitecom Cloud Security) is capable of 50 Mbps throughput on http and costs EUR 79,99. Compare this with a high-end business UTM router like the Zyxel ZYWALL USG 300 (for 48 Mbps UTM throughput): theirs has just one (1) Anti-Virus engine and costs around EUR 1.689,00 (though the USG 300 has of course business features as well, like VPN).

    But Sitecom is working with us to optimize the current implementation to handle e.g. a 120 Mbps connection, without the need to upgrade any hardware. If we are able to achieve this, the throughput will only be limited by hardware. A firmware upgrade will be made available for existing customers.
    For Dutch readers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk5eDlYJ9uI


    This week, there was also news about Intel and McAfee. Together they hope to provide hardware- and software-based cloud-security services as well:

    “Intel will first offer security products through software and services and later offer security features via hardware, with a heavy focus on providing cloud security services, said Renee James, senior vice president and general manager at Intel's Software and Services Group”

    We applaud these developments but we now already do this, on a routing device, on a relatively large scale, with *not* just one but multiple Anti-Virus vendors. And for just a couple of bucks! :D

    To the fans of our Hitman Pro software, we are sorry that a new mayor release of Hitman Pro has been delayed because of our new hardware-based tech. But to excite everyone a bit, we have continued working on Hitman Pro 4, which will be equipped with another revolutionary first! :)
     
  4. SweX

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    I wish SurfRight and Sitecom good-luck with this project indeed :thumb:
     
  5. J_L

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    No need to be sorry, this looks exciting as well :thumb:
     
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    It figures they would come out with something like this right after I purchased a NetGear Pro Secure UTM25. I had been waiting for something like this for a long time now. I would recommend they include more protection than just HTTP on port 80. I hope they plan on adding scanning of other protocols as well. Well, I wish this project the best of luck!
     
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    Really! What happens when the cloud fails?

    Instead of attacking millions of computers now the hackers have only a handful of targets and it's bot net central.

    I never really gave it much thought, but what makes cloud security any more secure than any other cloud service? Just like anything else,if something like this gets big enough, you become a huge target.

    What happens when the cloud, becomes the target?
     
  8. m00nbl00d

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    It pours, until it dries o_O
     
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    What happens when botnets target antivirus download sites that serve the definition updates? Precisely, your AV won't get any updates.

    Thats why you need to geographically disperse your servers and if one cluster isn't responding (due to attack), you consult a different cluster location.
     
  10. monkeybutt

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    Yes, but you still have only a small handset of computers to attack, instead of how many Individual computers with other defense?

    Forgive me I'm not trying to be rude or pick a fight, I just want to understand this better from a consumer point of view. I'm coming from a purely hypothetical view of, what if your only defense was from the cloud.

    Like I said I never really gave cloud AV the scrutiny that other cloud services are put under.

    I lost my train of thought now, my dogs think it's playtime *puppy* :ouch:

    Anyway, what other type of defenses would such a cloud system to use to ensure security? As I type this I'm using a cloud AV :D
     
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    Because of it's multi-platform protection, will it also have databases for Linux/Mac viruses, Android/iPhone spyware etc?

    Any idea when a first public beta will come?
     
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    Yes.
    The first beta of Hitman Pro 4 is 3 months away. It will be packed with new technology. We might release a couple of features first in Hitman Pro 3.x to see how they work in the field.
     
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    Nice :)
    Interesting.. :D
     
  14. newone

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    hello, any idea when these type of routers from sitecom will be on sale in the u.k. thanks :)
     
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    SurfRight and Sitecom introduce Sitecom Cloud Security - SurfRight
     
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    thank you malexous :thumb:
     
  17. funkydude

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    Wow, the sounds absolutely brilliant! I think I'll be buying one of these and ditching AV once and for all :D
     
  18. SweX

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    No no :D

     
  19. funkydude

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    AV is dead as it is. If I can run a multi-engine AV on my router with no performance loss, there's no chance I'm going to run one on my PC's.
     
  20. SweX

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    Your choice Funky, My AV is quite much alive anyway :rolleyes:
     
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    hi,this looks great, looking forward to release :thumb:
     
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