Sandvine enhances network security with Symantec

New Upgrades Help Strengthen Protection for Operators and Subscribers

WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced enhancements for its Network Security product, including new integration with Symantec RuleSpace, a web categorization service, and Symantec DeepSight™, a cyber-threat intelligence service. This new integration will enable Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to better protect both their subscribers and their network infrastructure.

Sandvine's Network Security is a cyber security solution that introduces a layer of intelligence into the network that can recognize and respond to cyber threats as they appear in real time, including outbound spam, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, and botnet command and control communication.

Sandvine's Network Security will leverage Symantec's RuleSpace and DeepSight to build upon and enhance this established feature set while enabling CSPs to protect subscribers and their infrastructure in a number of new ways, including:

  • Parental and web controls: help provide subscribers or institutions with the ability to selectively block web content they do not wish to access from over 100 different categories such as adult content or gambling sites
  • Subscriber phishing and malware protection: help prevent subscribers from accessing sites that are known to host phishing and malware attacks
  • Deeper understanding of network attacks: empower CSPs with up-to-date and actionable intelligence about malicious IP addresses conducting attacks, including geo-location and reputation

"Bringing together Sandvine's carrier-class Network Policy Control capabilities and Symantec's industry-leading security expertise will allow operators of any size or access technology to protect their networks. The combined solution does not require subscribers to download client software, and is being delivered on Sandvine's platform which, unlikeother security offerings, is purpose-built to scale to the requirements of modern telecommunications networks," said Don Bowman, CTO, Sandvine.  

"We're excited to partner with Sandvine and enrich its Network Security product with the intelligence that both RuleSpace and DeepSight provide," said Sudhir Mehta, Sr. Director of Global Partner Solutions,Symantec. "Protecting the network at the operator level, the way Sandvine's Network Security does, is one of the best ways to help ensure an operator can implement clean pipes."

To see a demo of Network Security in action visit Sandvine at Mobile World Congress in Hall 5, Booth 5i51.

ABOUT SANDVINE
Sandvine's network policy control solutions add intelligence to fixed, mobile and converged communications service provider networks to enable services that can increase revenue and reduce network costs. Powered by Sandvine's Policy Engine and SandScript policy language, Sandvine's networking equipment performs end-to-end policy control functions including traffic classification, and policy decision and enforcement across the data, control and business planes. Sandvine's products provide actionable business insight, the ability to deploy new subscriber services and tools to optimize traffic while enhancing subscriber Internet quality of experience.

Sandvine's network policy control solutions are deployed in more than 250 networks in over 90 countries, serving hundreds of millions of data subscribers worldwide, www.sandvine.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this release which are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements or forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") and are made pursuant to the "safe harbour" provisions of such laws. Statements related to the scope of deployment of Sandvine's products by a specific customer, the potential revenue opportunity with any particular customer or in any market segment, the benefits of Sandvine's products and services to be realized by customers, Sandvine's market position, future opportunities, product development plans and demand for Sandvine's products and services are forward looking statements, as are any statements relating to future events, conditions or circumstances. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of Sandvine to differ materially from the results, performance, achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, changes in internal deployment strategies or plans by specific customers; the growth of broadband internet usage and levels of capital spending on broadband network management systems; the timing of orders and manufacturing lead times; changes in customer order patterns or customer mix; insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; increased competition in the broadband network equipment industry; dependence on the timely development and market acceptance of new product offerings and standards; rapid technological and market change; manufacturing and sourcing risks including dependence on key suppliers and key technologies; dependence upon indirect channel sales and resellers; factors such as business and economic conditions and growth trends in the broadband network equipment industry and in various geographic regions; global economic conditions and uncertainties in the geopolitical environment including the impact of regulation related to the internet and the delivery of internet services. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions, and Sandvine does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements should assumptions related to these plans, estimates, projections, beliefs and opinions change, except to the extent required by applicable law.

SOURCE Sandvine

For further information: INVESTOR CONTACT: Rick Wadsworth, Sandvine, +1 519 880 2400 ext. 3503, rwadsworth@sandvine.com; MEDIA CONTACT: Dan Deeth, Sandvine, +1 519 880 2232, ddeeth@sandvine.com

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