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eSoft distributes intelligence to SMBs

Security and content management system supplier eSoft has released Distributed Intelligence Architecture (DIA) on all eSoft gateways.

Available immediately for all eSoft products, DIA is a new technology that the company says adds higher levels of security intelligence, more powerful and detailed reporting, as well as ultra-rapid security updates to eSoft customers.

Until now, says eSoft, SMB network managers have competed on an uneven playing field in terms of network threat defence. Where hackers and malware authors have become expert at collaboration and leveraging strength in numbers, network IT managers still operate as small, isolated islands.

By harnessing the power of its installed customer base on an opt-in basis to create a collaborative, global threat prevention network, eSoft say SMBs can have the power, tools and scale to combat increasingly sophisticated and coordinated malware attacks.

According to eSoft, the primary benefits of DIA are that each security appliance receives customised reports and mapping features that summarise threat activity as well as protection suggestions particular to that appliance and network; security appliances are able to accept signature updates when needed, as opposed to when scheduled, without introducing new security risks; by leveraging current information from all participating DIA appliances and conducting real-time heuristic and anomaly detection, more effective, real-time security signatures can be developed and deployed.


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