Peer-to-Peer Detection and Blocking
Your network and its bandwidth are protected by the peer-to-peer detection, blocking and monitoring capabilities of Patronus.
- Protects a network and its bandwidth by restricting clients from running many distributed peer-to-peer file sharing and browsing programs. This allows the enforcement of your Internet Use Policies. It effectively detects most protocols, including: bittorrent, gnutella, edonkey, fasttrack, neonet, ares, and torpark.
- Our protocol blocking monitors all traffic flowing from your network to the Internet. By examining the data, Patronus detects suspicious traffic from clients on your network.
- Patronus's peer-to-peer control monitors and logs activity, quietly logging access, but not blocking the access of violating clients. This provides the freedom of not restricting clients, while still maintaining the ability to administer network utilization.
- TorPark (now referred to as XeroBank) uses a modified version of FireFox, which routes its traffic through a worldwide distributed network of "onion" servers. These servers make Web requests on behalf of the TorPark browser—therefore not only distributing Web access, but also anonymizing the access in the process. This circumvents most front-line, Web content control. Incorporating TorPark control into Patronus's suite of detectable peer-to-peer protocols effectively fixes the security and policy issues that these browsing proxies and anonymizers introduce.