New Internet security offer delivers DDoS protection for less than $4 a
Stock Symbol: MBT
TORONTO, May 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Allstream, Canada's all-business
communications provider, today announced a special offer of its
Allstream Secure Internet service that will make it easy and
cost-effective for customers to protect their business from a
distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. A typical DDoS attack
involves saturating the target website server with such a high volume
of requests that it cannot respond to legitimate traffic, or responds
so slowly as to be rendered essentially unavailable.
"Every day businesses lose thousands of dollars for each hour they are
impacted by DDoS attacks, and traditional perimeter security solutions
such as firewalls will not provide sufficient protection," said Colin
Doherty, President, Arbor Networks, a leading provider of network
security solutions. "Partnering with a service provider like Allstream,
who takes a comprehensive approach to reducing the risk of DDoS
attacks, will allow Canadian businesses to operate more productively
With Allstream's Secure Internet offer customers get the speed,
stability and affordability of Allstream's high-performance Internet
with added security protection services at prices starting at $100 per
month, less than $4 per day. DDoS attacks are identified, quarantined
and scrubbed before they reach a customer's network, without affecting
legitimate Internet traffic. Allstream customers have the advantage of
only needing to work with one supplier.
"We want to make it easy for Canadian businesses to defend themselves
against the increasing threat of DDoS attacks - we see this as an
extension of our commitment to providing quality and excellence in
customer service," said Ron Rout, Vice President, Customer Operations,
Allstream. "By providing this service through the cloud Allstream is
able to offer it to a broad array of customers, from very large
enterprises to smaller businesses, who will now be able to protect
themselves against DDoS attacks."
Arbor Networks and Allstream are part of the Cloud Signaling Coalition
(CSC), a group set up to prevent DDoS attacks or mitigate its threat.
The CSC is an innovative partnership between service providers, data
centre operators and enterprises with the mission to ensure the
availability of their network infrastructure and speed
time-to-mitigation for DDoS attacks.
For more detail on the Allstream Secure Internet Offer, go to http://www.allstream.com/offers/secure-internet.html.
Allstream is a Canadian leader in IP communications and the only
national communications provider that works exclusively with business
customers of all sizes. With nearly 600,000 customer connections,
Allstream's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge, skills and
entrepreneurial spirit of its 2,500 employees across the country who
collaborate with customers to determine their unique communications
solutions needs. Supported by its more than 30,000-kilometre nationwide
high-performance fibre-optic network, Allstream's broad portfolio of
business solutions are built from an array of advanced communications
technologies and services including a wide range of innovative,
highly-scalable IP-based solutions to help organizations communicate
more efficiently and profitably. Allstream takes pride in its
commitment to delivering an exceptional customer experience, and has
long been recognized by its technology partners for the contributions
made to their businesses. Allstream is wholly-owned by Manitoba Telecom
Services Inc., which is listed on the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For
information on Allstream's products and solutions, please visit www.allstream.com.
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