Corero Network Security Wins 2016 Cyber Defense Magazine Award

Company’s SmartWall® Threat Defense System Selected as Winner in “Best Network Security Solution” category

Hudson, MA – February 29, 2016 – Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of First Line of Defense® security solutions against DDoS attacks, today announced that its SmartWall® Threat Defense System (TDS) was selected as the winner in the Best Network Security Solution category of the 2016 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Awards.

Customers around the world rely on the Corero SmartWall TDS to defend against the increasingly frequent and sophisticated distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that target their networks. SmartWall TDS network security appliances provide instant, real-time visibility into DDoS events, as well as long-term trend analysis to identify adaptations in the DDoS landscape and deliver proactive detection and mitigation techniques.

SmartWall TDS enables hosting providers, service providers and online enterprises to quickly respond to attacks, protect their customers and ensure maximum service availability. Deployed at the network edge to mitigate a wide range of DDoS attacks, the SmartWall TDS allows customers to maintain full service connectivity and avoid delays in the delivery of legitimate traffic. Hosting and Internet Service Providers are in a unique position to proactively eliminate the impact of DDoS attacks against their customers by using SmartWall TDS to surgically remove the attack traffic transiting their networks.

The need for DDoS protection is growing; in 2015 DDoS attacks caused one in five data center outages, and the average cost of a data center outage was nearly $9,000 per minute, according to a recent report by Emerson Network Power and the Ponemon Institute. “Such outages could have been prevented with Corero’s SmartWall TDS,” said Dave Larson, COO, Corero Network Security. “With the SmartWall TDS in place, our customers can rest assured that they have a reliable first line of defense against the latest DDoS attacks, and this award from the editors of Cyber Defense Magazine recognizes the superiority of our solutions.”

Larson added, “Attackers are becoming more sophisticated in their use of DDoS attacks to circumvent organizations’ security technologies; they often use small DDoS attacks as a smokescreen to distract IT staff, then launch a secondary malware attack that infiltrates other parts of the network, such as sensitive databases. Yet with no human intervention and no false positives, Corero’s in-line, automatic DDoS defense appliances detect and mitigate 100% of DDoS attacks, even the small ones that usually go unnoticed by legacy scrubbing centers.”

SmartWall TDS customers also have access to SecureWatch® Analytics, a Web-based analytics portal available that delivers comprehensive, easy-to-read security dashboards based on DDoS-tailored security feeds from Corero’s First Line of Defense solutions. SecureWatch Analytics leverages Splunk software for big data analytics and advanced visualization capabilities, showing attacks in real-time and top attacks against an environment over any period of time. This provides sophisticated visibility into an attack, and other malicious attack traffic that is typically intended for data exfiltration purposes. Customers can also leverage SecureWatch Analytics’ historical reporting and behavior analysis features, as well as forensic capabilities to investigate attacks against customer environments.

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About Corero Network Security

Corero Network Security is the leader in real-time, high-performance DDoS defense solutions. Service providers, hosting providers and online enterprises rely on Corero’s award winning technology to eliminate the DDoS threat to their environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, coupled with complete network visibility, analytics and reporting. This next-generation technology provides a First Line of Defense® against DDoS attacks in the most complex environments while enabling a more cost effective economic model than previously available. For more information, visit