Together, we are stronger than we ever could be alone.
Imagine the power of working in unison with IT managers around the world protecting your right to be secure. With our Collective Intelligence Security, you can get there.
Members of the Sentinel IPS community help protect one another through their enrollment, participation, and diligence in securing their own networks. The individual security decisions made by network administrators through their Sentinel devices are used to create a web of protection across the Sentinel network. Since each Sentinel is a node on the Sentinel Management System (SMS), Sentinels function collectively as a security network, helping each other improve their level of security.
When a bad guy attempts to harm a Sentinel-protected network, the attack is defeated, and the intelligence gained from the attack is shared by the collective. This allows Sentinel-protected networks to be immune to a specific hack or attack before it even happens.
We're constantly working to improve this technology, because we believe it is the future of network security.
Distributed Pre-emptive Attack Mitigation (DPAM)
One of the ways we've implemented Collective Intelligence Security is through DPAM.
DPAM is our methodology by which all the Sentinel IPS units act as detectors for malicious traffic and teach one another which IPs to block proactively. Built into each Sentinel IPS unit is an ability to gather information that might not be correlated to a specific attack profile, but is most likely malicious. This is like listening to the background noise that a noise-cancelling headset eliminates.
As it turns out there is great value in looking at this noise, and we utilize the information gained from this data to compile groups of IP addresses that should not be authorized to connect to Sentinel-protected networks. Everybody contributes, and everybody wins.