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Sandvine and Camiant partner to leverage the CableLabs PacketCable™ Multimedia (PCMM) specification in the battle against spam and zombie PCs

Sandvine to demo PCMM offering at this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

Marlborough, MA and Waterloo, ON; June 16, 2004 – Sandvine Incorporated and Camiant have joined forces to create a new approach for improving service and network efficiency based on the CableLabs PacketCable™ Multimedia specification.

Sandvine will integrate Camiant’s PacketCable Multi Media Policy Server Platform with its own award-winning traffic management technology in order to help MSOs generate new subscriber-friendly services based on the promise of Packet Cable Multimedia.  Services include branded VoIP differentiation, branded gaming differentiation, tiered P2P management and improving the subscriber experience through the removal of traffic associated with worms, spam and denial of service attacks.

Sandvine and Camiant will also leverage the PCMM specification to introduce the first denial of service defense for MSOs that actually mitigates attacks from within the subscriber cable modem, before they can breach the RF interface.

"Sandvine’s reputation and product excellence as a traffic management platform made partnering with them an easy choice for Camiant," said Ed Delaney, vice president of business development, Camiant. “Our joint solution introduces the capability to dynamically and intelligently control the flow of information over the network to identify and mitigate the effects of harmful traffic.”

“Combining Sandvine’s ability to create new service tiers and mitigate worm and spam traffic with Camiant’s proven PCMM capabilities means MSOs now have granular control over service creation and malicious traffic at the customer premise level,” said Tom Donnelly, VP marketing and sales of Sandvine Incorporated. “The CableLabs PacketCable Multimedia specification is rightly lauded for its capabilities in the provision of enhanced delivery of new broadband services. Sandvine and Camiant are committed to proving its immediate benefits for addressing here-and-now network management problems as well.”

The Joint Sandvine/Camiant platform instructs the MSO network how to prioritize and treat all manner of broadband applications. This allows MSOs to ensure that the resources necessary for optimal performance are allocated to benefit of the overall network.

ABOUT CAMIANT
Camiant is a company built from an idea: Employ a standards-based approach to harness the raw capacity and capability of the modern broadband network. And do it in a way that allows operators to deliver promising new multimedia applications with complete control over network resources and performance. With Camiant’s QBUS Policy Server platform, operators can enable subscribers to rent extra bandwidth when they need it—whether it’s for guaranteed access to a latency-sensitive online game, supercharging a movie download, or expediting an important file transfer.  The applications and services work flawlessly across the network, and can be priced accordingly. Camiant was founded in 2003 with funding from Matrix Partners, North Bridge Ventures and Pilot House Communications.

ABOUT SANDVINE
Sandvine’s award-winning network equipment helps broadband service providers characterize what really happens on their networks, enabling policies that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and improve profitability. Sandvine’s application-aware solutions help service providers take control of P2P traffic, stop the proliferation of destructive worm, DoS and spam traffic and achieve new operational efficiencies. Sandvine products are protecting the Internet experience for millions of broadband subscribers worldwide. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.

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