MAHWAH, N.J., March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radware® (Nasdaq:RDWR), A leading provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions ensuring optimal service level for applications in virtual, cloud and software defined data centers, today launched its latest attack mitigation platform that offers carriers and cloud providers the industry's broadest attack detection and the highest mitigation performance for the most demanding operational environments.
Radware's new attack mitigation platform offers up to 300Gbps of mitigation capacity while allowing customers to enjoy the widest range of simultaneous cyber-attack protection in the industry. The powerful new design can address today's most tenacious volumetric DDoS attacks such as UDP reflection attacks, fragmented and out-of-state floods while at the same time, pick out and mitigate sophisticated non-volume threats which often lurk below the surface in today's multi-vectored attacks.
As the industry's first dedicated attack mitigation platform to offer 100Gb interfaces with the ability to handle 230 million packets per second of attack traffic, Radware's DefensePro® x4420 platform was designed for multi-tenant environments with the ability to support up-to 1,000 active policies, separate processing capabilities and customized management & reporting per tenant.
"Cyber-attacks have evolved and reached a tipping point in terms of quantity, length, complexity and targets," says Carl Herberger, vice president of security solutions for Radware. "In 2014, one in seven cyber-attacks were larger than 10Gbps and we've seen attacks 100+Gbps in size. The attack landscape is changing and cyber-attackers are getting more and more aggressive with their tactics. It's not uncommon for mobile carriers and cloud providers to experience extra-large attacks."
Commercial accounts such as cloud providers and the mobile carrier market have been a target for these large-scale attacks. A recent Heavy Reading survey of mobile operators has shown that approximately 45% of respondents reported their web and DNS servers facing the internet are attacked on a daily or weekly basis. As some carriers are slowly rolling out new mobile features such as voice over LTE (VoLTE) these massive attacks can potentially target VoLTE as well, creating even more disruptions to mobile customers."
"With close to 7 billion mobile subscribers worldwide, the need for carriers to provide a secure LTE infrastructure is paramount," says Michael O'Malley, vice president of carrier strategy and business development.
"It is expected that worldwide VoLTE subscribers will reach 138 million by 2017 so the need for a high-end DDoS platform that can mitigate high volumetric and application attacks across all mobile domains – network infrastructure, mission-critical applications, IMS and EPC is clearly evident."
Radware's attack mitigation platform can also provide service and cloud hosting providers better value for their investment as it eliminates the need to deploy multiple devices and provides a high performance platform that can protect networks from sophisticated and volumetric attacks.
"Soon enough, DDoS attacks will eventually reach the 1Tbs level, placing manufacturers in a frenzy to keep up with future volumetric cyberattacks," says Dan Thormodsgaard, vice president of solutions architecture for FishNet Security. "Radware is a leading vendor in the anti-DDoS space and we are happy to see them addressing these larger volumetric DDoS attacks with the introduction of this new platform."
For additional information on Radware's latest commercial-grade DDoS mitigation platform, please visit http://www.radware.com/Products/DefensePro-Features/ or visit Radware during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, March 2-5, 2015 located in Hall 2 Stand 2D50.
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