In the raising Digital World Network Security plays a very important role. A good Network Security helps the business perform at its best without letting you fall victim to threats. Ozone360 is a Network Security product that is the first threat intelligent product in India. Ozone360 is a Security Prediction’s Product or Security Intelligence or an Application Programmable Interface (API). An API is a multi-purpose socket, this can be best compared to, in a house we use many electronic gadgets like television, washing machine, mixer, and table fan, etc., in a single socket this is how our API also works. This API is mainly made for network security that is why we call it a security prediction API, how we correlate this with multipurpose is, it’s used to feed in the multi-layered network security products.
Multi-layered network security components mean, the different components in network security like:
- DNS server
- Proxy server
- Antivirus, Layer 3 core switches
- Browser level security
For all these, there will be one common API to feed all the known and unknown threats in the network-related stuff from a corporate company that is threat intelligence information.
So in simple words, ozone360 is an API that has threat intelligence information programmed into it. This product is made to fight against cyber threats and cyber-attacks and basically a cyber-security product.
There are two types of threats
Known threat: Known threats mean which have already attacked and is known for which we already know the information and for that, a firewall or a network security deployments has been made or through an open-source intelligence database, the information has been fed to our firewall which will block the threat.
Unknown threat: Unknown threats mean we would be the first victim to be affected by the respective cyber-attack, and when we face the first unknown threat it becomes a known threat for others.
When we face an unknown threat what will we do? What system should we use? That is when we use prediction technology. Only when we use prediction technology, we can block unknown threats, there is no other way to block the unknown threats. So for this prediction technology, the backbone technology is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). How it works is, when we face a threat URL that can be found by various patterns by training the machine and that will predict if this URL has a threat in it or not, only when such a prediction technology is there we can handle such unknown threats. So good security deployed system should handle both known and unknown threats at the same time and make a decision at that instinct itself. So the process of checking will be to check if the URL is good or bad, then the associated Domain check if that is good or bad, then the associated IP address as good or bad, then if a file is getting downloaded to check if its hash value is good or bad. That is why we need a system that can handle both known and unknown. And that kind of system is only ozone360. ozone360 is a proactive system which can handle both known and unknown threat. To predict if a URL or Domain and in addition to this, in information categorizing AI-ML is used in a great role. There are various techniques to predict a URL or Domain but at the same time there is lots of information on the internet today, and to which category that information belongs shall be predicted and to do multi-level predictions, for which ozone360 is built.
Vulnerable Internet Parameters mean, we use different systems like computers, laptops, mobile phones, etc. for which we use the internet, where we use URL, domain, IP address, and file or the data which gets downloaded through the internet. For all the files that get downloaded into our system we have a hash value, not only for files there are hash values, even for malware there are hash values. So to predict the good hash value and the bad hash value we need a system. Basically behind these parameters only, bad threats are hidden. To identify the good and the bad ozone360 is used.
As said above ozone360 is an API that responds, predicts, and identifies good and bad, An URL, Domain, IP address, and file data (hash value). ozone360 is hosted on the cloud in the center and it is reachable for everyone (publicly hosted cloud and a secured API). ozone360 is a BIG DATA and we can share the bad data to a community that is stored in the ozone360 Cloud and helps them to be protective because sharing is caring.
The vulnerable gateway for our laptops and PCs is our browser and the next is through USBs. And now how ozone360 works there, we have been given an extension to chrome browser and Firefox AddOn which is free and is there in our website. And the work of the extension is predicting the URL by sending them to the ozone360 as and when they are being browsed in our system and gets backs the responses from ozone360 whether good or bad. If there is a bad response to a site which you are browsing, it instantly directs your page to an access denied page. This is available in both chrome and Firefox.
In addition to this, we are going to discuss BIGDATA and Collaboration, our product ozone360 is used for BIGDATA and Collaboration, like the basic idea behind this, is (our server for open source is security.ozone360.net) we have different features like the customized blacklist, customized whitelist and each one is a separate API which can be changed by the user at their own risk. After checking these only, the API will go for further predictions. We will collect all the bad data and give it back to the open-source community and by which you (public) can use it for your own company to protect the network. Lastly, seeing about the Open Source Platform-Licensing-Community and Enterprise terms and conditions of ozone360. We have built our product with a Linux operating system and all the predictions are written in Python programming and we are proud that we have built our product on an open-source platform. We like other open-source, have community editions and enterprise editions., now how do we revert back to the community is we will build the product and give it back to them free of cost which is available on our website. If you are a technical person you can make use of the community edition and get fruitful results out of it, but when you contact ozone360 for any kind of technical support then the licensing will apply and that is called enterprise edition for which the customer has to pay. The community edition is for the public with no limitations and restrictions. When it comes to the product quality there is no compromise, we give the same quality product for both community and enterprise edition because we have also built our product on an open-source platform. Any kind of new update in the product will be first available on the community edition then only on the enterprise edition. Check on our website (Github) for documentation, and we have hosted the YouTube videos on our website for your reference and guidance. And you are most welcomed for partnership deals and grow together and take it as a win-win situation. We have technology transparency, let’s share our knowledge and stop the cyber threats and attacks together. Students who have knowledge in python and open source software can join ozone360; we are there for you to develop your skills in the most needed field for the upcoming Digital World.