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SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp. Adopted GenieATM 6000 to Provide Network Services to Its Enterprise Customers

The First One to Leverage NetFlow for Providing the “DDoS Attack Detection and Defense” Service in Japan

GenieNRM today announced that SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp. has adopted its GenieATM 6000 solution to provide a new "ULTINA Internet DDoS Detection and Defense Service" to the corporate customers of SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp.

Background

Among the diversified range of sophisticated Internet security threats, the counter measure of DoS/DDoS attacks is one of the important tasks for many organizations. According to a survey report of Japan National Police Agency1 , more than 50% of the survey responders answered "feeling the strong demand of security solutions for preventing the system down caused by DoS attacks." For network service providers, early stage threat detection and defense on their customers' networks is essential for them to provide stability and quality of network services.

Features of GenieATM 6000

GenieATM 6000 is a network appliance which provides network security and traffic visibility by leveraging flow data (e.g. NetFlow) collected by flow collectors. Network managers can log in a GenieATM 6000 system to utilize its "network traffic visualization" capabilities, such as to perform the regular network traffic monitoring and to conduct traffic analysis; to utilize its "network anomaly detection" capabilities, such as to detect DoS attacks by identifying real-time traffic deviations from the normal traffic baselines, and also to notify the anomalies by sending e-mail timely.


Conventionally, network intrusion detection and prevention services are usually provided by placing dedicated IDS/IPS devices on the customer networks and/or by offering the overall functions from providers' internal upstream networks. Now SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp. adopts the highly valued GenieATM 6000 functions, which leverage NetFlow2 effectively, to provide its customers the "DDoS detection and Defense service."


Conventionally, network intrusion detection and prevention services are usually provided by placing dedicated IDS/IPS devices on the customer networks and/or by offering the overall functions from providers' internal upstream networks. Now SOFTBANK TELECOM Corp. adopts the highly valued GenieATM 6000 functions, which leverage NetFlow2 effectively, to provide its customers the "DDoS detection and Defense service."


Additionally, GenieATM 6000 provides attack defense by co-working with a 3rd-party mitigation device. When GenieATM 6000 detects ongoing attacks, it sends triggering commands to a 3rd-party mitigation device, reroutes the anomalous traffic to the 3rd-party mitigation device, and cleans the suspicious traffic (by blocking the attack traffic and re-injecting the scrubbed non-attack traffic back to the original targets.)

About GenieATM 6000

Since its launch in 2006, more than hundreds of GenieATM 6000 systems have been deployed by customers from a wide range of industries, including Carriers, ISPs, Data centers, enterprises, universities, and government agencies. Also at the Interop Tokyo 2009 held in June this year, GenieATM successfully demonstrated its MSP shared service functions and its DoS countermeasures co-working with 3rd-party mitigation devices. The live demonstration was highly recognized, and hence GenieATM 6000 was honored with the top prize in the ShowNet Demonstration category, the "Best of Show Award GrandPrix."