Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Wightman Telecom selects Sandvine to protect against worm and DoS attacks
Self-defending network helps broadband service providers protect their subscribers
Clifford, ON and Waterloo, ON; December 8, 2004 – Sandvine Incorporated today announced that Wightman Telecom Ltd. has selected Sandvine’s Attack Traffic Mitigation solution to proactively cleanse their broadband subscriber network of malicious traffic.
Worms are wreaking havoc on service provider networks and costing them an estimated $245 million a year as unplanned equipment expenditures, hemorrhaging customer support costs and inflated transit fees eat away at bottom-lines all around the world. Distribution of maliciously crafted worm code is increasingly being targeted at the most vulnerable, unprotected link - residential subscribers. Consequently, the onus has fallen on service providers to protect subscribers and stop the flood of malicious traffic that is threatening profit margins and harming the subscriber experience.
Wightman is securing their network with Sandvine’s multi-layer Worm/DoS solution to create a self-defending network, capable of defeating worm traffic at all five stages of its life cycle. The net result: increased network security, protected subscribers and costs savings.
“With malicious traffic becoming more sophisticated, subscribers are looking to service provides to protect them from being infected,” said Tom Sullivan, General Manager of Wightman Telecom. “We believe it is products like this that our customers look to us to provide and will give us a competitive advantage in today’s market. Our experience is that a customer that develops a worm sees it as a failure of their service provider. We want our customers to have a sense of security when using our service. ”
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