ASUS AiProtection Network Security Software Neutralized 5 Million Attacks in First Half of 2016


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ASUS has released a report today regarding the outstanding feats of the AiProtection software integrated in its routers.

During the first half of 2016, the AiProtection Network Security Software has managed to neutralize almost five million attacks and blocked nearly 150 million attempts to visit websites with known security threats.

AiProtection is a software developed to cater to the needs of modern home networks. It uses advanced technology from Trend Micro™ including commercial grade intrusion prevention to effectively detect, block, and neutralize threats.

It also prevents devices from sending personal information to malicious servers, reducing the risk of identity theft and fraud.

Traditional infection vectors such as viruses and malware are now augmented by phishing, ransomware, and other social engineering attacks meant to steal money or compromise personal data. AiProtection can actively block malicious websites, connections between infected devices and malicious servers.

Commercial Grade Technology

AiProtection utilizes a Deep Packet Inspection engine to analyze the content of all packets travelling through the home network, and can intelligently block any malicious or suspicious packets. It’s also updated automatically with scheduled and rapid-reaction updates to ensure that users are protected from the latest threats.

Blocks Malicious Websites

ASUS AiProtection also makes use of Trend Micro’s Web Reputation Services (WRS), which intercepts URL requests and checks the WRS database before allowing access. If found as malicious, it then blocks it, shutting down potential threats.

Blocks Infected Devices

Infected devices connected to a network can actually serve as gateways to allow other devices on the network to be infected, or help send private data to external servers.

ASUS AiProtection detects these infected devices and prevents them from compromising the local network and severs any suspicious external connections. Users are notified via email if this happens, allowing them to take appropriate action.

Easy Home Network Security Auditing

ASUS AiProtection also offers an easy to use method of checking the overall security of a home network. It checks 14 critical router settings and alerts users to potential risks, and also recommends ways on how to fix the problems.

To know more about AiProtection, click here.

Source: Trend Micro

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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