Lancope Punishes P2P

Network security provider Lancope Inc. is cashing in on the clamp-down against P2P file sharing with a product that detects the behavioral patterns of copyright infringers and shuts them down (see Lancope Cracks Down on 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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