The NETGEAR STM combines best-of-breed security features and patent-pending Stream Scanning technology, providing SMBs with comprehensive, effective, yet simple, and affordable web and email protection against ever growing Internet-based threats. Malware, spyware, worms, spam, and phishing attacks, are all propagated through web and email protocols and are becoming more creative and sophisticated, making use of multiple components to attack clients under increasingly stealthy guises.
Today's web and email threats blend multiple malware and multiple attack vectors to achieve criminal intent. Such attacks are used en masse to disable or steal computing resources and information. Moreover, such attacks accomplish these aims piggybacking on not only email traffic, but also increasingly through real-time web traffic - a historically difficult application to protect because of its low-latency requirements.
Information security threats pose serious dangers to both enterprises and SMBs alike - consequently, SMBs require the same level of security protection that enterprises enjoy. However, security products aimed at the SMB often either employ watered down commercial anti-malware engines or use open source engines. These engines contain a limited signature database, weak detection algorithms, have slow response times to new threats, and are not optimized for real-time web traffic. Enterprise-class technologies differ from cheaper alternate solutions by protecting the entire spectrum of a particular threat vector as opposed to covering only a small subset of it. However, these technologies are often times processor intensive and require expensive hardware to run effectively.
At the core of the STM is NETGEAR patent-pending web-optimized stream scanning architecture. NETGEAR STM Stream Scanning technology allows the use of enterprise-class technologies while maintaining high throughput. NETGEAR has partnered with industry-leading Kaspersky Lab and Commtouch to bring best-of-breed web and email scanning technology engines to the STM platform. Running on top of the stream scanning platform, these engines work in parallel with the NETGEAR heuristics engine to protect against known and unknown threats.
Enterprise-class anti-malware engine
The STM features a full enterprise grade antimalware engine with advanced scanning algorithms and a signature library of over hundreds of thousands of malware signatures. Compared to many competing products that often use a very limited signature set for performance reasons (thousands versus hundreds of thousands of signatures), the difference in coverage is over a hundred fold. Viruses, spyware, and other malware are detected and blocked. Spyware phone homes and drive-by downloads are also stopped by the STM, preventing further infection and protecting your valuable information.
Zero hour threat protection
For zero hour threats, the STM's "in the cloud" infrastructure identifies new threats at zero hour, proactively stopping new malware, phishing attacks, spam, bad URLs, and zombie/bot attacks before they reach end user environments. It probes over two-billion transactions daily from data sources such as zero hour malware patterns, phishing detection, threat research, IP reputation, spam messages, and zombie data.
Industry-leading anti-spam engine
The NETGEAR anti-spam engine features a distributed spam analysis architecture that uses an "in the cloud" approach to feed global up-to-the-minute spam outbreak information to the appliance to stop new spam. The result is the highest spam detection and lowest false positive rates in the industry. Unlike open source and other traditional anti-spam filters, Distributed spam analysis has superior adaptability to new types of spam, performs equally well with spam of all languages, and has no "learning" period. New spam is classified and detected within minutes of emerging onto the Internet.
Enterprise-class URL filterIn The Box
The STM's URL filtering engine employs enterprise-class web filter technology with URLs divided into 64 categories for specific and targeted administration. With a database of over 100-million URLs, the NETGEAR STM URL filtering engine relies on HTTP connectors deployed "in the cloud" at service providers throughout the world to classify and update URL entries in real time. The NETGEAR STM URL filtering engine automatically selfadapts and categorizes new URLs that have previously been unknown - unlike less effective approaches that force administrators to manually "submit" new entries one by one. The URL filter not only blocks access to unwanted sites, but also blocks sites containing spyware.
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