Wednesday, July 4, 2012

VAS/Security Deployments [158]: SaskTel Deploys Kindsight Security Service

Kindsight announced the ".. rollout of the Kindsight Security Service with SaskTel .. By deploying the network-based security service from Kindsight, SaskTel Internet Threat Detector can detect malware in subscribers’ Internet traffic, send alerts and provide step-by-step instructions on how to remove threats".

".. The Kindsight service is offered as a subscription fee or, like other Internet applications, subscribers have the option to enable the service at no cost through relevant advertising on the ISP’s or partner web sites". In the case of SaskTel, the service is offered "Free - Ad supported ( and selected partner websites)" or for "$3.95 per month - Security service only - No relevant ads".

At the end of 2011, SaskTel had 594,405 wireless accesses, 514,351 wireline network accesses, 234,676 and Internet accesses.
"The Kindsight Security Service is built on a Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) deployed within the Internet service providers’ network to analyze Internet traffic from subscribers’ home networks for the presence of malware. The system provides accurate detection of malware using exploit and spyware signatures from Kindsight Security Labs and best of breed partners. These signatures are selected to detect botnet command and control communications, Trojan backdoor connections, attempts to infect others, hijacked browsers and spyware infections, hacking and distributed denial of service (DDoS) activity, and excessive email". 

See "Kindsight Security Service Protects Home Networks in Saskatchewan" - here.


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