AUSTIN, Texas - HOPZERO Corporation (www.hopzero.com), pioneers of intelligent data containment based on routing distance, announced the availability of its flagship product, HopSphere Radius Security. Addressing challenges of insider abuse and compliance requirements, HopSphere Radius Security imposes absolute travel limits for data packets based on security policy and learning what distance is normal, allowable and safe.
Designed specifically for use by data owners and InfoSec managers, HopSphere Radius Security represents an agentless endpoint security solution that proactively identifies data compromises and prevents undetected exfiltration. Unlike firewalls that don't detect or stop data exfiltration and are prone to configuration error, HOPZERO proactively constrains information from traveling outside an organization's network by leveraging existing security and network infrastructure.
Available immediately, HOPZERO provides organizations continuous intrusion and exfiltration detection prevention with enterprise-wide visibility of all data travel, effectively eliminating threats to the most valuable data. Reversing the direction of IDS (Intrusion Detection Systems) and IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems), HOPZERO stops data from leaving an organization, as opposed to data entering an organization. HopSphere's Exfiltration Detection and Prevention System (EDS/EPS) complements IDS/IPS by providing a powerful data exfiltration security solution: https://hopzero.com/exfiltration-detection/.
"The data breach crisis grows increasingly worse, and traditional means of security have proven largely ineffective at stopping a determined cybercriminal, activist or rogue insider," said HOPZERO founder and CEO Bill Alderson. "HOPZERO utilizes immutable networking principles to effectively put high-value data on a leash and govern how far it can go. Unlike anything available, this method represents a whole new way of implementing security to safeguard valuable assets."
HopSphere Radius Security utilizes a unique approach to network security by setting data lifespan "hop" routing, limiting how far servers can reach or be reached. In networking, hop distance refers to the total number of routers, from source to destination, that a packet passes through. HopSphere Radius Security is designed to protect mission-critical systems.
These critical systems, such as high-value databases, are limited to communicate with only previously determined neighbors. By monitoring normal traffic, HopSphere Radius Security builds custom neighborhoods, keeping unauthorized users — even those within the company — out of protected servers. The product effectively cloaks the server, making it invisible and unapproachable to the would-be attacker, while sending an alarm to the security team detailing where the unsuccessful attack is coming from. The alarm captures the IP address of the attempting station (Threat of Phish), identifying the attacker and storing evidence of the attempt for remediation and potential legal action.
This method of reducing data travel distance results in fewer reachable devices, proven mathematically to shrink the potential attack surface. Accessibility to fewer global network devices means fewer hackers can reach, or be reached, by a target computer or server, improving security. Access to designated servers may be limited to a hop count or radius that only enables internal access or connections to a smaller "sphere of trust" — a fundamentally new approach to security. HopSphere Radius Security makes it impossible to access systems directly from outside the sphere of trust created by the lower packet lifetime.
"The HOPZERO product offers great value to organizations who are concerned about data loss," said Kerry Kelley, former CIO of U.S. Strategic Command. Now a private consultant working in the security industry, Kelley says, "With HOPZERO, the attack surface can be deterministically reduced and data fully protected using the novel approach of router hop count in a game-changing way of turning the tables on would-be attackers."
HopSphere Radius Security helps organizations assess risk and meet compliance requirements. With it, organizations can comply with privacy and data storage laws and regulations. For cloud environments, HopSphere Radius Security could be used to show where a cloud hosting company, CDN or other partner or provider is sending or storing an organization's data. Particularly useful is HOPZERO's one-click GDPR filter, which maps where any GDPR data is collected by an organization's servers. One GDPR compliance company, https://icomply365.com/, uses HOPZERO's solution to vet which servers are collecting information subject to GDPR.
HopSphere Radius Security is a cloud-based solution that applies standard routing principles and complements existing security and networking hardware without requiring changes to individual components. The system is easily implemented by the HOPZERO support team without the use of endpoint software agents. In an emergency breach situation, HOPZERO can have their system up and running in less than one hour to quickly identify potential hackers.