Cybersecurity solution provider, Sourcefire, has recently installed its next-generation intrusion prevention system, the Sourcefire 3D System, to secure ME Bank’s Internet banking applications.
Managed security service provider, earthwave, manages the system by enabling 24-hour intrusion detection monitoring and rule activation. This ensures immediate malicious activity detection and immediate action to block it.
ME Bank information security manager, Lachlan McGill, said the Sourcefire IPS solution provides an automatic and incorporated method of determining risks, policy non-compliance, potential vulnerabilities and threats.
It also determines its impact to the business and taking the appropriate action to secure the network and protect customer details.
Sourcefire A/NZ regional director, Chris Wood, said in a highly dynamic networking environment, the number and types of applications and systems expand.
“While networks are increasingly dynamic, most security systems remain dangerously static and don’t understand the context of the networks they protect — leaving administrators to sort through a growing number of alerts and alarms to determine which are relevant, let alone a real risk,” he said.
In addition to the services provided by earthwave, ME Bank installed Sourcefire’s real-time network awareness technologies to inactively monitor its local area networks and provide real-time comprehensive network intelligence. These include network visibility, network behavior analysis and IT Policy Compliance.
The company also claimed its Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) guards customers from the recently released Apache Killer tool and attacks against the vulnerability that enables it.
The VRT now detects the bug and aids administrators recognise the specific tool used in attacking them.
The Apache Killer enables attackers to use large malformed HTTP headers to force a single PC to perform a denial of service attack.