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New test lab in Singapore to mitigate cyber attacks

Zafar Anjum | Sept. 27, 2012
Alcatel-Lucent and Arbor Networks open test lab to help communications service counter direct ‘denial-of-service’ attacks

Arbor Networks and Alcatel-Lucent are establishing a new Proof of Concept (POC) Laboratory in Singapore for communications service providers.

Alcatel-Lucent is a networking and communications technology, products and services provider. Arbor Networks is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks.

The lab will be used to conduct testing of  technologies to mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, announced Alcatel-Lucent in a statement recently.

Earlier this year, Arbor Networks and Alcatel-Lucent had announced the integration of Arbor's Threat Management System (TMS) DDoS mitigation software into the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router (SR) family.

According to Alcatel-Lucent, the POC Laboratory gives customers the ability to see live demonstrations of this integrated technology, as well as to test various DDoS attacks and techniques.

 "DDoS attacks are a growing problem for service providers and enterprises alike," said Kent Wong, VP of IP Sales Support Center, Asia Pacific with Alcatel-Lucent. "Our partnership with Arbor Networks opens up a number of deployment scenarios and network configuration options for our customers. Given the interest we have seen in this integrated solution, we see the test lab as an important tool to help customers understand what this integration means and how they can benefit from it in practice."

"This is a first-of-its-kind partnership for Arbor Networks and we are very pleased with the results so far," said Attley Ng, VP and GM for Asia Pacific with Arbor Networks. "Bringing DDoS mitigation to the edge of the network gives providers greater flexibility to reduce transit costs and backhaul costs, as well as the ability to launch revenue-generating managed security services for enterprise customers."

 

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