Juniper Traps Hackers with Mykonos Web Security
Networking and security company Juniper Networks (NASDAQ: JNPR) is employing some sticky tactics with the latest release of its Mykonos Web Security software, which uses deception to create detection points known as tar traps to identify perpetrators of malicious online deeds.
The platform, which includes 30 new features and enhancements, uses the company’s Intrusion Deception Technology to defend against Web-based threats. Once attackers are identified, Mykonos Web Security prevents them from compromising information and wastes their time by presenting false vulnerabilities. The platform also provides intelligence to thwart future attacks.
For attackers using a browser to hack a site, Mykonos Web Security tracks them by injecting a persistent token into their client. The token, which persists even if the attacker clears his or her cache and cookies, has the capacity to persist in all browsers, including those with various privacy control features. As a result, the platform can prevent a single attacker from attacking a site while allowing all legitimate users normal access.
Mykonos Web Security also includes the ability to prevent brute-force authentication attacks that rapidly guess combinations of usernames and passwords to gain access to systems, as well as defense against directory traversal attempts used to map websites to gain additional information on how to attack them.
The latest version also integrates a library of third-party attack data into its tracking, profiling and response systems, while a simplified user interface and setup wizard tool unifies the security console and configuration.
As businesses increase spending on security measures to protect their data from sophisticated hacking attacks, investing in a platform which not only prevents but tracks hacking attempts provides a much-needed layer of security. Setting a trap gives the whole thing an espionage flair, don’t you think?