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TMCNet:  Damballa Bolsters Partnership with Nominum to Debut Secured DNS Services to ISPs and Telcos

[February 28, 2013]

Damballa Bolsters Partnership with Nominum to Debut Secured DNS Services to ISPs and Telcos

Feb 28, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Damballa, a provider of threat protection solutions for identifying criminal actors in enterprise networks and malware-infected subscribers in carrier networks, announced a strategic partnership with Nominum, a supplier of customer experience, network and security solutions for network operators.

According to a release, the partnership is designed to deliver a tightly integrated version of the companies' security offerings to help network operators provide more secure Internet services.

The Damballa CSP (communications service provider) solution has been adopted by some of the largest network operators for automating the identification of infected subscribers. By monitoring DNS activity, and without requiring deep packet inspection, Damballa CSP is an attractive solution for carriers looking to provide a more secure Internet experience to their subscribers.

"Nominum and Damballa share a common goal - providing a technology that makes the Internet safer for its users," said Brian McElroy, vice president of business development at Nominum. "We are excited to expand our partnership to enable carriers of any size to rapidly deploy a superior DNS-based integrated security solution that detects malware activity on their networks, terminates the activity, and alerts subscribers of the risk." On September 25, 2012, Nominum announced the Nominum IDEAL ecosystem. Certified application providers can integrate their software into the Nominum N2 Platform to help network operators gain insights from the 1 trillion plus DNS queries processed daily by Nominum software and take action in the network based on those insights. Examples of such actions might include subscriber messaging, network traffic management and blocking botnets and outbound spam.

"Nominum has an impressive track record and superior reputation for providing highly scalable and reliable DNS infrastructure for network operators around the world," said Jennifer Byrne, vice president of global alliances at Damballa. "This truly is one of those 'hand-in-glove' technology partnerships where the Nominum N2 platform provides ready-made visibility into the carriers' DNS traffic, allowing the Damballa CSP solution to 'snap in' with minimal-to-no additional hardware requirements. Damballa then can automatically detect infected subscribers, and Nominum can block all subscribers from the malicious destinations, providing a holistic and highly scalable secured DNS service." "We are excited to join forces with Nominum in the fight to protect consumers and businesses from botnets and advanced malware threats," said Stephen Newman, vice president product management at Damballa. "As part of the IDEAL ecosystem and the integration with Nominum's mitigation technology, Damballa CSP is able to not only detect threats that pose risk to ISP and telco subscribers, but now can also mitigate these threats and assist to remediate the infected users using a single unified platform." More information: http://www.damballa.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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