Free vulnerability 'barometer' goes live

News by Mark Mayne

European-specific resource shows source, destination and type of malicious activity in real-time

An ‘internet barometer' that provides real-time data on the latest attack vectors has gone live.


The free service, from operator Interoute, collects data from 22 sensors built into the European internet, logging the source, destination and type of malicious activity. High and medium ranked security alerts are mapped against the geographic location of the origin and destination of the attacks.


Mark Osborne, CIO Interoute said: “The difference between this and other information portals is that this isn't pushing any specific product or service, and is designed to clear up some of the FUD in this area by providing clear information for security professionals in a standard language.


“It can be a task to keep up to date with the latest vulnerabilities, but this will show considerable detail about precisely what attacks are happening today, what vulnerabilities are being attacked and from where”, continued Osborne.


Interoute claims that its 57,000 km fibre network carries 20 per cent of all European internet traffic.

Internet Barometer

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