Telindus Telecom strengthens cyber-security of its operator network against hacker attacks with Alcatel-Lucent and Arbor Networks
Alcatel-Lucent IP routers featuring Arbor's Threat Management System software dramatically improve ability to protect Telindus services and customers from increasing number of 'denial of service' attacks
PARIS, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Telindus Telecom, the first global alternative operator in Luxembourg, has successfully deployed cyber-security technology from Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext and NYSE: ALU) designed to protect against the growing threat from 'distributed denial of service' (DDoS) attacks.
During such attacks, hackers seek to overwhelm cloud and network infrastructures with huge volumes of traffic. Alcatel-Lucent's solution – jointly developed with Arbor Networks, a leader in network monitoring and security solutions, and comprising Alcatel-Lucent's IP routers and Arbor's Threat Management System - enables Telindus to intercept and eliminate DDoS traffic at the 'edge' of its network, before it reaches critical infrastructure or its enterprise customers.
- Securing the network and delivering 'clean' Internet services at high scale has become a critical element of a carrier cloud strategy at a time when DDoS attacks against customers are a top concern for service providers and customers, alike.
- Arbor's TMS software, integrated with Alcatel-Lucent's IP routers, deployed at the Internet peering points, dramatically reduces the impact of such attacks.
- Alcatel-Lucent and Arbor Networks' combined solution allows service providers to deliver DDoS protection as a service from the same platform as virtual private network (VPN) and business Internet services, with minimal incremental investment.
- As part of The Shift Plan Alcatel-Lucent is developing its activities in the cyber-security segment, as the company increases its overall specialist focus on IP Networking and Ultra-Broadband Access.
Gerard Hoffmann, Chairman & Managing Director of Telindus Luxembourg: "DDoS has emerged as an incredibly resilient and innovative attack vector. A cloud-based service to handle DDoS attacks is a highly valued service differentiator because many businesses do not have the skill-set or resources to keep up with this rapidly escalating threat on their own."
Luis Martinez Amago, President of Alcatel-Lucent's EMEA region: "Denial of service attacks are a serious concern and have the potential to bring down Internet Data Centers as well as large business or government networks for significant periods of time, which obviously has a detrimental impact on productivity and delivery of services. The faster we can identify and isolate the problem, the sooner everyone can get back to their business. By building Arbor's TMS into our service routers, we're essentially moving the defensive perimeter out to the 'edge' of the provider's network – in effect stopping the criminals at the border before they can infiltrate enterprise premises, or damage the provider's network."
Colin Doherty, President of Arbor Networks: "DDoS attacks are getting much more complex, aided in large part by readily available tools and inexpensive services that are in the business of launching attacks. Attacks are also getting larger both at the high end, and on average. The more providers can do to layer protections and move mitigation to the edge of their infrastructure, the better it is for everyone."
About Alcatel-Lucent's Integrated DDoS Solution
The TMS DDoS scrubbing capability is available as a software module for the Multi Service Integrated Services Adapter (MS-ISA) on the 7750 Service Router (SR). The MS-ISA provides high touch processing that allows service providers to differentiate and optimize their enterprise, residential and mobile services. In addition to DDoS scrubbing, the MS-ISA allows enterprises to monitor and control their applications in the network, deliver a perfect stream of video with fast channel change and carrier-grade network security functions.
- Alcatel-Lucent Integrated DDoS Protection website (http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/solutions/integrated-ddos-protection)
- Alcatel-Lucent Integrated DDoS Protection Solution white paper (http://www3.alcatel-lucent.com/wps/PA_1_A_9C1/DocumentDownloadFormServlet?LMSG_CABINET=Docs_and_Resource_Ctr&LMSG_CONTENT_FILE=White_Papers/DDoS_Solution_Overview_EN_White_paper.pdf)
- Blog – Putting the Spamhaus DDoS attack into perspective
- Arbor Networks report on DDoS Attacks in 2012:
About Telindus Luxembourg
Telindus Luxembourg is the Belgacom Group's ICT branch and, through Telindus Telecom, the Group's enterprise operator in Luxembourg, it provides solutions to a variety of private and public-sector companies. Its areas of expertise include enterprise networks and connectivity (national and international), datacenters, security, collaboration, applications and mobility.
With a customer centric approach, Telindus Luxembourg positions itself as the privileged partner for businesses and administrations in Luxembourg. In order to accompany its customers, at their own pace, with the highest respect for their evolution, Telindus adapted its wide range of solutions and services to meet the very specific needs to any customer profile. With more than 350 accomplished specialists, Telindus Luxembourg's strategy is to focus on customers' needs managed through a single point of contact to meet overall ICT requirements.
About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, including the vast 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® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 270+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.
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.
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providing products and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadband fixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprises and institutions throughout the world.
Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation from voice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and information is Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world's foremost technology research institutes, responsible for countless breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized by Thomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MIT Technology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies". Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, being named Industry Group Leader for Technology Hardware & Equipment sector in the 2013 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices review for making global communications more sustainable, affordable and accessible, all in pursuit of the company's mission to realize the potential of a connected world.
With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
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