Sandvine Keeps VMedia’s Subscribers And Their Streams Safe
WATERLOO, ON, June 24, 2015 - Sandvine, (TSX:SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators, today announced that VMedia Inc. is using Sandvine’s Traffic Management and Network Security products to ensure a high quality of experience for their subscribers.
VMedia, a Sandvine customer since March 2015, provides innovative TV, high-speed internet and home phone services to subscribers in Ontario, Canada. VMedia is well known in its market for a unique IPTV platform that delivers a whole home entertainment experience, enabling subscribers to seamlessly enjoy conventional TV, over the top content, video on demand, and many other apps on their television via a single set top box.
Sandvine’s recent Global Internet Phenomena Report revealed that almost 70% of traffic during the peak evening hours consists of streaming audio and video. With streaming media being so important to subscribers, VMedia chose to deploy Sandvine’s Traffic Management to ensure that during times of network congestion, subscribers will have the best possible experience when streaming VMedia’s IPTV service, or over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix or CraveTV.
In addition to deploying Sandvine’s Traffic Management, VMedia has also deployed Sandvine’s Network Security in order to detect and mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which could negatively impact the streaming experience of their subscribers. DDoS attacks attempt to make a computer resource or network unavailable, and the network infrastructure of communications service providers (CSPs) such as VMedia serve as a popular target for such malicious attacks.
“Sandvine’s Network Security is an essential part of our security portfolio, which we rely on to protect subscribers and the integrity of the network infrastructure,” said Alexei Tchernobrivets, CEO of VMedia Inc.
VMedia Inc., based in Toronto, Ontario, provides innovative TV, high-speed internet and home phone services, offering more choice and flexibility, unique features and lower prices than the major players. VMedia is the only alternative triple-play provider to those players available throughout Ontario. VMedia is a leader in IPTV and the company's cool, affordable TV platform delivers a whole new home entertainment experience, enabling consumers to seamlessly enjoy conventional TV, over the top content, video on demand, social media and a world of apps. VMedia makes every TV smart!
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.
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