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Dark Web Traffic Analysis Now Available with Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 2018

09-26-2018 04:41 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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BURLINGTON, Mass. – Sept. 25, 2018 – Ipswitch®, producer of award-winning and easy-to-use secure file transfer and network management software, has given IT teams the ability to pinpoint who and what are accessing the dark web from corporate networks with WhatsUp Gold® 2018 network monitoring. WhatsUp Gold Service Pack 2 uses Network Traffic Analysis, a module that provides detailed visibility into network traffic to see which users, applications and protocols are consuming bandwidth, to monitor dark web traffic.

“The majority of traffic on the dark web or through the Tor network is criminal activity, like child pornography and inducements to do drug deals, and it’s safe to say that companies don't want any part of that traffic,” said Jim Cashman, Principal Product Manager at Ipswitch. “Ultimately, the dark web can put your company at considerable risk. It’s difficult to monitor this traffic because the whole purpose of the dark web is to hide all this activity. Fortunately, WhatsUp Gold 2018 now monitors for users accessing the dark web so IT teams can prevent downtime from this potentially malicious network traffic.”

In a recent study by the University of Portsmouth in the UK involving 40 computers to act as relays for Tor’s hidden services, 83 percent were being used to view child exploitation sites. With the further 24 percent of traffic that was generated by sites such as Agora and other marketplaces, 97 percent of traffic was going to illegal activities.

WhatsUp Gold 2018 uses NetFlow data from routers and switches and looks for what is referred to as the entry or exit nodes in the Tor network. A database of these nodes, built into WhatsUp Gold, is updated on a regular basis. The module can alert when any host exceeds a configurable number of connections to known Tor ports during a set period. If WhatsUp Gold notices traffic from these locations, IT gets an alert notification.

“By allowing IT administrators to control access to the dark web by their users, Ipswitch is delivering on its commitment to optimize the security and reliability of our customers’ networks,” said Greg Mooney, Senior Content Manager at Ipswitch. “We encourage all customers to tune into our Defrag This episode on dark web traffic analysis capabilities in WhatsUp Gold.”

WhatsUp Gold allows network managers to get at-a-glance up/down status and performance information for network devices, servers, storage and wireless – whether in the cloud or on-premises. Network teams expand their management tool kit by adding proactive monitoring for network traffic, applications, virtual environments and device configurations – all through the same intuitive interface.

For more information on the Dark Web (Tor) Detection and Reporting Module, visit:
https://blog.ipswitch.com/monitor-dark-web-traffic-with-whatsup-gold-2018

About Ipswitch
Ipswitch produces and sells file transfer solutions and network management software for IT professionals. In business since 1991, Ipswitch has over 24,300 SMB and enterprise active customers with over 1 million end users in 170 countries. Ipswitch's suite of network and security solutions includes WhatsUp® Gold for network monitoring and MOVEit® and WS_FTP® for secure file transfer. Ipswitch's focus on customer success is evidenced by an online community with over 115,000 members. To meet the varying needs of its customers, Ipswitch solutions support a range of environments including on-premise, hybrid and public or private cloud, via perpetual and subscription licensing. Ipswitch solutions meet the highest commercial and government data security requirements and are PCI, HIPAA and GDPR compliant.

Ipswitch remains a privately held company with offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America. The company is a Microsoft co-sell ISV Partner, a Cisco Preferred Solution Partner and a VMware Technology Alliance Partner. For more information, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/ or connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. To learn more about Ipswitch's strategic alliances and global network of partners, visit https://www.ipswitch.com/partners.

Benedicte Ferrari
Ipswitch
15 Wayside Rd, 4th Floor
Burlington, MA 01803
+1 781-676-5700
bferrari@ipswitch.com

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