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Clifford, ON and Waterloo, ON; December 8, 2004 – Sandvine Incorporated today announced that Wightman Telecom Ltd. has selected Sandvine’s Attack Traffic Mitigation solution to proactively cleanse their broadband subscriber network of malicious traffic.
Worms are wreaking havoc on service provider networks and costing them an estimated $245 million a year as unplanned equipment expenditures, hemorrhaging customer support costs and inflated transit fees eat away at bottom-lines all around the world. Distribution of maliciously crafted worm code is increasingly being targeted at the most vulnerable, unprotected link - residential subscribers. Consequently, the onus has fallen on service providers to protect subscribers and stop the flood of malicious traffic that is threatening profit margins and harming the subscriber experience.
Wightman is securing their network with Sandvine’s multi-layer Worm/DoS solution to create a self-defending network, capable of defeating worm traffic at all five stages of its life cycle. The net result: increased network security, protected subscribers and costs savings.
“With malicious traffic becoming more sophisticated, subscribers are looking to service provides to protect them from being infected,” said Tom Sullivan, General Manager of Wightman Telecom. “We believe it is products like this that our customers look to us to provide and will give us a competitive advantage in today’s market. Our experience is that a customer that develops a worm sees it as a failure of their service provider. We want our customers to have a sense of security when using our service. ”
ABOUT WIGHTMAN TELECOM LTD.
Wightman Telecom began in 1908 as a small telephone company founded by Robert Wightman, a farmer and amateur inventor from Clifford, Ontario. Guided by the principle of "people come first" the company introduced internet services in 1996 and began offering high speed DSL to many rural communities before it was available in much larger centers. Today, as the telecom provider of choice for many Southwestern Ontario residents, Wightman Telecom provides local phone service in several exchanges, as well as internet, long distance, telecom systems, security products and data networking. www.wightman.ca
Sandvine’s award-winning network equipment helps broadband service providers understand what really happens on their networks. Sandvine products add programmable intelligence to the network, a new console for the broadband dashboard that enables ISPs to classify subscriber applications, recognize and address network threats, guarantee service levels and create tiers for multiple broadband services without a forklift upgrade to existing infrastructure. Sandvine is improving the Internet experience for millions of broadband subscribers worldwide. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.
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