Verizon Extends Cloud Security SErvices

Denial of service defense solution helps multinationals safeguard networks by stopping Internet attacks at the backbone

February 11, 2009

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Global enterprises have a strong ally in the prevention and mitigation of Internet-based attacks on corporate networks.

Verizon Business is extending its suite of in-the-cloud Denial of Service (DOS) Defense solutions, which includes both Detection and Mitigation offerings, to Canada, and is expanding its proactive Detection Service to 14 European and eight Asia-Pacific countries -- bringing the company's total DOS protection coverage to 24 countries.

The company's latest offering, DOS Defense Detection, which helps safeguard customer networks at the backbone by proactively scanning Internet traffic flow for suspicious activity, is now available in: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan, the U.K. and the U.S.

The company's Mitigation Service, which is designed to divert malicious traffic away from a customer's network, is already offered in these areas.

Denial-of-service attacks occur when a hacker exploits multiple systems and then leverages them to coordinate an attack against a single target such as a Web site server, e-mail or an enterprise's entire network. The hacker's goal is to overwhelm networks and disrupt the flow of legitimate network traffic, rendering the systems unable to perform their intended function.

"Denial-of-service and other Internet-based attacks can severely impede essential business operations and can have a huge financial impact on an organization," said Michael Marcellin, vice president of global managed solutions, Verizon.

Verizon Communications Inc.

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