A third start-up, OneSecure, co-founded by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.'s former chief architect, Nir Zuk, claims to have built an entire security network management package for ISPs. Its product is called the OneSecure Co-Management Platform and will be able to detect a denial-of-service attack and manage firewalls and VPNs.
"[Denial-of-service] attacks are getting worse every day," says Zuk, CTO at OneSecure. The Denver company also provides outsourced security through 30 engineers at its data center using the OneSecure platform. The cost is about $2,000 per month, per device.
Such gear sounds promising, according to Amir Moujtahed, an executive at Costa-Mesa, Calif.-based ISP Epoch, but it would need to undergo extensive testing before being deployed.
"We'd look at such ideas, test them in our lab and see if there's buy-in for them from other ISPs," says Moujtahed, who added that ISPs are eager to coordinate to deal with the threat.