Alcatel-Lucent and Arbor Networks Open Test Lab to Help Communications Service Providers Mitigate Cyber Attacks
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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 email@example.com 978-703-6663 Copyright 2012, Marketwire, All rights reserved. -0-