Nominum and Sophos Provide ISPs and Enterprises with Advanced In-Network Protection

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.