National and regional governments worldwide have found their networks under increased threat from today's more sophisticated cyber-attacks. Traditional "layer-3" or deep-packet inspection firewall and VPN technologies, as deployed over the last several years in almost every government network, clearly lack the intelligence and capability to detect and prevent application level, blended and content-based attacks in the rapidly changing Network Centric world.

NC2K's FortiGate appliances provide essential "next-generation" security protection that fully integrates true "best-of-breed" technologies to deliver comprehensive network and application-level protection capable of stopping today's more sophisticated attacks.

With uniquely designed government features, NC2K delivers network security with the necessary speed, mobility, situational awareness, and integrated command and control needed by all levels of government.

NC2K has proven tactical and traditional deployments in the U.S. Department of Defense, civilian and intelligence community networks along with the certifications and contracts necessary to support you're network security needs.

If you're in the business of protecting government networks, then NC2K should be at the top of your consideration list.

Federal government networks have experienced dramatic increases in "content-based" network security attacks including viruses, worms, spy-ware and Trojans as the need for multi-agency communication has increased under the Network Centric model.

NC2K's FortiGate appliances correlate all attack instances through layer-7 of the OSI model to prevent blended, Zero-Day, application level and insider-attacks that legacy layer 3 security products cannot defend you against. Enterprise-wide, centralized and distributed policy enforcement with NC2K's FortiManager platform and detailed logging, reporting and statistical analysis with FortiAnalyzer appliances, across single enclaves, or for multiple communities of interest, allow for intuitive security theater management.

The Problem:
Most agencies have identified that these new application-layer attacks are introduced into their organizations via seemingly innocuous activities such as Web browsing, email correspondence and file exchanges not caught by their legacy layer 3 firewalls and VPNs.

This trend is expected to continue as organizations turn increasingly to real-time communications including Web applications and instant messaging as the means to remain responsive and productive in the Network Centric Warfare environment supported in today's Federal mainstream.

Unfortunately, conventional network protection systems such as firewalls and host-based antivirus software lack the dedicated hardware processing required to perform the content reassembly and application-level screening necessary to detect these threats without imposing unacceptable delays on real-time network applications.

As a result, most organizations are dangerously exposed to content based attacks from real-time web, email and peer to peer traffic. Their layer 3 or deep-packet-inspection firewalls cannot effectively protect them from layer 7 attacks and have been reduced to an incomplete component of a defense in depth architecture. Adding layered devices has increased network security complexity while sending the management cost and latency to all time high levels.

Solutions:
To defend Federal networks, NC2K performs Complete Content Inspection - (CCI) at layers 1-7 of the OSI stack protecting vital voice, video & data network communications using Forti-ASIC acceleration to deliver secure multi-gigabit performance.

Traffic is cleaned of any malicious content effectively eliminating application level attacks. Fortigate appliances and systems correlate attack instances using signatures, heuristics, anomaly and activity detection mechanisms to stop blended, Zero-Day, and insider attacks while blocking and logging dangerous P2P and IM traffic if desired. FortiGuard subscriptions services provide real-time updates for all signatures and attack defenses.

The NC2K FortiGate appliance series integrate a powerful stateful-inspection firewall, a dynamic intrusion prevention system (IPS) and an industry leading content filtering system with the World's fastest antivirus protection in support of U.S. Federal Government network and host security requirements.

By combining true "Best-of-Breed" network security technology in an award winning series of ASIC-accelerated appliances, NC2K exacts the ultimate security posture and delivers cost effective security-policy-management and control of critical U.S. Federal Government network and host assets across any size theater of operation.

From the smallest enclave or "community-of-interest" protection application to large-scale, geographically-dispersed multi-agency implementations, NC2K's products deliver scalable high-speed protection from today's more sophisticated attacks.

 

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