Alcatel-Lucent and Arbor Networks Open Test Lab to Help Communications Service Providers Mitigate Cyber Attacks

Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:21am EDT

* Reuters is not responsible for the content in this press release.

  CHELMSFORD, MA, Sep 25 (Marketwire) -- 
Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and
management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, and
Alcatel-Lucent (EURONEXT PARIS: ALU) (NYSE: ALU), are pleased to announce
the establishment of a new Proof of Concept (POC) Laboratory in Singapore
for communications service providers to conduct testing of technologies
to mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. 

    Earlier this year, Arbor Networks and Alcatel-Lucent announced the
integration of Arbor's Threat Management System (TMS) DDoS mitigation
software into the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR) family in order
to help communications service providers counter the growing threat of
DDoS attacks and ensuring the integrity of their networks and cloud
services. By integrating Arbor's TMS software into Alcatel-Lucent's IP
routers -- wherever they are located in a given network -- attacks can be
detected and dealt with at the edge of the cloud, closer to the location
of the attack, which is a much more effective and less costly approach. 

    In addition to making service providers' cloud networks and services more
resilient, this new solution also enables them to offer a cloud-based
service to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks on the networks of their
enterprise customers. This represents a lucrative revenue opportunity
because many businesses do not have the in-house ability or resources to
keep up with this rapidly escalating threat. Service providers can
deliver denial-of-service 'scrubbing' as a cloud-based service from the
same platform as virtual private network (VPN) and business Internet
services, with minimal incremental investment. 

    The POC Laboratory gives customers the ability to see live demonstrations
of this integrated technology, as well as to test various DDoS attacks
and techniques, allowing customers to conduct POC trials to better
understand the technologies and best practices for DDoS mitigation. 

    Kent Wong, VP of IP Sales Support Center, Asia Pacific with
Alcatel-Lucent said: "DDoS attacks are a growing problem for service
providers and enterprises alike. Our partnership with Arbor Networks
opens up a number of deployment scenarios and network configuration
options for our customers. Given the interest we have seen in this
integrated solution, we see the test lab as an important tool to help
customers understand what this integration means and how they can benefit
from it in practice." 

    Attley Ng, VP and GM for Asia Pacific with Arbor Networks, said: "This is
a first-of-its-kind partnership for Arbor Networks and we are very
pleased with the results so far. Arbor has deep relationships with the
service provider community and we understand the complex challenges they
face, from securing their own networks, to delivering security services
to protect their customer networks. Bringing DDoS mitigation to the edge
of the network gives providers greater flexibility to reduce transit
costs and backhaul costs, as well as the ability to launch
revenue-generating managed security services for enterprise customers."

    World Leader in DDoS Prevention 

    Arbor Networks customers include the vast majority of the world's ISPs
and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a
recent report from Infonetics Research titled, DDoS Prevention Appliance
Market Outlook, Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS
prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise,
Mobile and Government market segments.
 Please visit Alcatel's website
for more information on the Arbor Networks and Alcatel-Lucent integrated
DDoS mitigation solution.

    About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)

    The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and
governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in
the field of networking and communications technology, products and
services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost
R&D organizations, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the
networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent is committed to
making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more
accessible as we pursue our mission -- Realizing the Potential of a
Connected World.

    With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most
experienced global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent
is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of
Euro 16 billion in 2010 and is incorporated in France and headquartered
in Paris.

    For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on:
http://www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the
Alcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the
Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.

    About Arbor Networks
 Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of
network security and management solutions for next-generation data
centers and carrier networks, including the majority of the world's
Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in
use today. Arbor's proven network security and management solutions help
grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its
unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers
and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and
perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS(R)
Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative
effort with 200+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the
sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that
informs numerous business decisions.

    For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet
traffic trends, please visit our website at www.arbornetworks.com and our
blog at ddos.arbornetworks.com.

    Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow,
ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks logo
and Arbor Networks: Smart. Available. Secure. are all trademarks of Arbor
Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

    For more information on Arbor Networks(R) DDoS detection and mitigation
solutions, please visit www.youtube.com/user/ArborNetworks.

    

Arbor Networks 
Kevin Whalen 
Director of Corporate Communications 
kwhalen@arbor.net 
978-703-6663 

Copyright 2012, Marketwire, All rights reserved.

-0-