Strong foundation, strong defense. RIDEN's tools to detect and combat malicious threats on the internet are strong even when standing alone. But they become even more powerful when the community comes together, united by a central database of knowledge, helping to warn and pro-actively protect the community from active threats.

How It Works

1) Here's an overview of the players in action.

  • Actor: A person, program, or other entity active on the internet.
  • Bad Actor: An Actor (as above) engaging in suspicious or malicious activity.
  • RIDEN Client: The RIDEN software client installed on a server, firewall or other position to defend a network against Bad Actors. Reports to the Warden.
  • RIDEN Warden: The RIDEN central knowledge hub where information on known Bad Actors is stored. Communicates with all clients.
  • Jail: A block list kept by the Warden of all currently known and active Bad Actors and the duration of their blocks.
  • Probation: A period of time after leaving Jail when the Bad Actor is still known to the Warden. If caught again, their sentence is increased.

2) Now let's look at how RIDEN works on a single client level.

3) Next, let's put that concept into practice on a community wide scale.

As you can see, RIDEN is structured around a 'neighborhood watch' type concept, where different clients using the system can all contribute to the database of knowledge that protects them and their neigbhors as a whole.

Outbound Filtering

Curious how RIDEN protects your systems from malicious outbound traffic? It's simple: the outbound request passes through as usual, but if the reply that comes back is from a known malicious source, it's blocked with all the other bad guys.

Strength in Numbers

We’re open about our mission, our code, and our goals for having RIDEN make a true impact in protecting cyberspace. Whether you’re a web host, network administrator or other cyber security professional, we want to hear from you.