Lancope Punishes P2P
The company claims three large service providers in the U.S. are evaluating its product, known as StealthWatch 3.1, to spot and isolate P2P traffic on their networks. Lancope hopes these carriers, which it declined to name at this stage, will buy and deploy the product by early next year.
”There’s still a debate about whether service providers should be held liable for the types of traffic traveling across their networks, but whichever way it turns out, the more data they have on their customers the easier it is to sell to them,” says Chris Hovis, VP of marketing, Lancope.
Some service providers are complying with the Record Industry of America Association (RIAA)'s demands for the identity of P2P users on their networks, while others are taking a more adversarial position...
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