Radware Talks Wikileaks' Operation Payback at 2011 RSA Conference

MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced it will be presenting on the Wikileaks Operation Payback campaign -- by providing defensive tactics against global 'hactivism' attacks, at the 2011 RSA Conference, held in San Francisco from February 14 - 18, 2011.

Radware's Carl W. Herberger, Vice President of Security for the Americas will discuss how Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, designed by supporters of Wikileaks crippled multiple websites causing a domino effect.  He will also address what technologies are required to effectively safeguard organizations from similar attacks in the future.

"The intent of the DDoS attacks was to disrupt operations or render the payment card brand and government websites unusable. By and large, it was successful," said Herberger. "In almost every instance, the Operation Payback attack overwhelmed the target websites, even if 'business appropriate' technology protection was in place. We need to evaluate new integrated technologies that can fight hactivism's coordinated, high-volume, multi-layered attack patterns to minimize or nullify business disruption and its global impact."

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 1 pm in session SPO2-304, Herberger will discuss emerging characteristics and lessons learned from the Operation Payback attacks, including:

  • Cyber-retaliation: DDoS -- a new tool for angry mobs;
  • Use of social media networks for quick distribution of malicious tools;
  • Previously unqualified attackers/profiles when no signature profiles are available;
  • Bundled, multi-layered DDoS attack structure; and
  • Unquantifiable scalability, which included any attacker from anywhere.

Herberger is a recognized Information Security expert with 20+ years experience in the Private and Public Sectors.  He currently manages Radware's security practice in the Americas, and has held prior high-level security posts with Evolve IP, Allied InfoSecurity, and Campbell Soup Company. He served as a U.S. Air Force officer and managed critical operational intelligence for computer network attack programs at the Pentagon.

For additional details about this session please visit: https://cm.rsaconference.com/US11/catalog/catalog/catalog.jsp

For more information about Radware and its integrated security suite, please visit: www.radware.com.

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About Radware

Radware (Nasdaq: RDWR), a global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for nearly 10,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute®, Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of application delivery and network security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart". For more information, please visit www.radware.com.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.


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