Corero Network Security plc (AIM: CNS), the AIM listed network security company, is pleased to announce that its SmartWall® Threat Defense System ("SmartWall") technology has been selected to protect a high profile US Federal Government agency.
The $0.4 million order provides DDoS mitigation capacity for a number of the agency's sites delivering up to 200Gbps of always-on protection. The solution comprises multiple Corero SmartWall products, with supporting SecureWatch® services for one year.
With growing awareness of the threat posed by short duration DDoS attacks, Corero's target market for its scalable SmartWall solution is expanding beyond service providers and hosting providers to include increasing numbers of digital enterprises and government departments seeking always-on DDoS mitigation technologies. Corero's SmartWall has been proven to excel in these demanding environments; mitigating in seconds in contrast to traditional approaches which can take tens of minutes to respond.
Ashley Stephenson, CEO of Corero, said:
"We are delighted to welcome the US Federal Government as a Corero customer. This purchase follows a demanding trial period in which our SmartWall product successfully provided real-time DDoS protection across notable national projects run by the agency concerned, defeating several significant attacks."