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Radware is hoping to lure more business from managed security service
providers (MSSPs) now that a new partnership with EMC’s
RSA business will enable it to refine its
intrusion prevention system (IPS) and Denial
of Service protection solution.

Radware announced last week a relationship with RSA
that will enable Radware DefensePro customers to take advantage of the
real-time online threat information found by the RSA
FraudAction Anti-Phishing and Anti-Trojan Service. The alliance was formed to
help Radware adjust to the limitations offered by its more traditional
signature-based IPS protection, which offers
flimsy protection against the most common campaign practices carried out by
malware developers and cyber-criminals.

In the current cyber-environment, most Trojan campaigns live out their
entire lifecycles within the period of a few hours—a timeframe far shorter than
is necessary for security researchers to discover them and create preventative
signatures for IPS and anti-virus detection.
Hence, the development of the RSA
FraudAction service, which is driven by work done by fraud analysts at RSA’s
’round-the-clock Anti-Fraud Command
Center, who fight to detect
complicated phishing, pharming and Trojan attacks as they occur. According to RSA,
the service itself has aided in the shutdown of more than 165,000 illicit Websites
around the world.

Radware hopes that by marrying the service’s information feeds, it can
better prepare service providers who need to protect customers as attacks
occur.

"Leveraging our real-time signature technology with RSA
feeds provides a way to immediately react and fight emerging threats,"
said Avi Chesla, vice president of security at Radware in a statement. “Working
with RSA enables Radware to leverage its
network security solution for MSSPs by turning RSA
feeds into real-time signatures employed by Radware’s DefensePro and to help
proactively prevent information and identity theft without human intervention.”

For its part, RSA is holding to a promise
of collaboration made by its president, Art Coviello, during this year’s RSS
Security Conference keynote. At the time, Coviello urged security companies and
other players in the security "ecosystem" to find better ways to
integrate and work together to fight the criminals, who themselves are
partnering and collaborating to perpetrate more attacks. Coviello’s lieutenant,
Sam Curry, echoed sentiments about the ecosystem in a statement about the
Radware partnership.

“We must continue to grow a stronger security
ecosystem in order to become a more effective and organized entity against the
vast underground network of fraudsters," said Curry, vice president of
product management at RSA.