Nominum and Sophos Provide ISPs and Enterprises with Advanced In-Network Protection for Better Security Across Asia Pacific

Sophos Press Release

Nominum’s Partner Program Welcomes Sophos as the Newest Member

Redwood City, CA and Sydney, Australia  August 21, 2013 – Today, Nominum and Sophos announced an innovative joint security solution that combines both companies’ technology strengths and capabilities.  The solution, which integrates the Nominum Network Security Solution with the Sophos Secure Surfing Service (S4), will enable network service providers and large enterprise networks to offer an advanced, DNS-based in-network protection capability that detects, terminates and alerts network operators and users to malware activity such as viruses, spyware, ransomware, adware, intrusion, spam, bot/botnets, and malicious domains and URLs.

This joint solution provides a highly efficient, scalable and effective network-based platform for service providers and enterprise networks. In turn, they can deliver increased levels of security to their consumer, business and internal customers without any need for end-device software or new network elements.  Utilizing DNS, a lightweight, multi-network, multi-end device protocol, this solution is available for both fixed (xDSL, Cable, NBN) and wireless networks offering protection for PCs, tablets, smartphones, wireless dongles, games consoles, and any IP- enabled device.

“Sophos provides threat intelligence feeds to our network, gateway and endpoint security products. Our partnership with Nominum extends this intelligence to the DNS level, offering security in the core operations of the network,” said Stuart Fisher, Managing Director, Sophos APAC. “SophosLabs identifies more than 30,000 new malicious URLs daily. By adding intelligence from the DNS into the equation, the joint Nominum–Sophos solution offers maximum protection for all network users.”

“Both our companies are highly committed to making the Internet a safer, more secure place for users. Considering the value this partnership will bring into our core markets such as Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, ASEAN, China and India, we anticipate we will see a high-level of adoption.”

“By joining our partner ecosystem, Sophos and Nominum can provide increased protection to Internet users across multiple platforms,” said Brian McElroy, Vice President of Business Development, Nominum.  “A joint Nominum-Sophos security solution offers near real-time (zero day) in-network protection, like the Interpol-fed Nominum Content Blocking solution deployed in Australian carrier networks, which protects Internet users from child sexual exploitation content. Adding this new policy and protection in-network from malicious threats makes great sense.”

About Nominum

Nominum is the worldwide leading provider of subscriber experience, network and security applications for communication service providers.  The Nominum N2 platform turns the vast amount of subscriber activity data from the DNS into insights and action that are used to deliver high-value applications.  These applications enable service providers to provide a remarkable Internet experience for their customers and to generate new monetization opportunities through customer-centric services.  Nominum is a global organization headquartered in Redwood City, CA.


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