VITAL SERVER DATA PROTECTION

Welcome to Hop Zero’s briefing: Using Protocol Expertise Applied to Security.

Notice all of these servers: energy, military, government, health care, finance, transportation, all information that’s vital to these organizations. Here it is in a server that is available to communicate or to be communicated with from around the world.

Hop zero can lower the attack surface by 99% by adjusting a function that’s been safeguarding the internet for decades. I’m going to show you how it is done.

There’s a data travel distance setting called hop value that sets data travel distance. The internet was first created to communicate ubiquitously with everyone around the world, and hop value is the one parameter that affects data travel distance. The reason it’s called hop is because packets, which are blocks of data sent through the internet, hop through routers.

Every time a packet hops through router, the hop value is decreased by one. It might start very large, at 255, but when the hop decrements to zero, the data is destroyed by the router, eliminating the packet and data, so that it does not continue to communicate across the network.

High hop default values allow access through many routers, allowing access to billions of devices on the internet. One human error can cause data compromise or exfiltration to anywhere in the world. Firewalls configured without any errors can protect these devices, but human errors are with us only too often.

Hop zero’s hop starvation technology has enabled the protection of server data the way we have been protecting BGP routers successfully for decades. Now, we can protect the world’s most valuable servers the same way we have protected BGP routers.

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