NEC Expands Its SDN Application Center with Additional Northbound APIs

  NEC Expands Its SDN Application Center with Additional Northbound APIs

  NEC demonstrating integrated solutions with leading vendors and featuring
   Version 5 of its ProgrammableFlow® Networking Suite at Interop New York

Interop New York 2013

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- October 1, 2013

NEC Corporation of America (NEC), a leading provider and integrator of
advanced IT and communications solutions, and a pioneer in OpenFlow-based
Software Defined Networking (SDN), today announced that it has further
expanded its SDN Application Center, which includes SDN solutions built upon
customers’ top-of-mind SDN network concerns. NEC will demonstrate integrated
northbound APIs from several leading vendors and will feature the recently
announced Version 5 ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite at Interop New York,
Oct. 2-4, 2013.

NEC will be demonstrating Version 5 of the ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite,
the SDN suite that has revolutionized the networking industry. The booth
demonstration will highlight key new features of NEC’s SDN platform, including
the first-to-market support for the OpenFlow 1.3 standard, integration with
the OpenStack Grizzly release, and advances in market-leading SDN performance,
scalability and reliability.

Working with leading vendors, NEC offers northbound APIs to help organizations
proactively and automatically manage, secure and optimize their networks
through their SDN solutions. During Interop New York, NEC will be featuring
integrated demonstrations with ProgrammableFlow northbound APIs that can help
organizations with their networks through SDN solutions.

Demonstrations will include integration with Red Hat’s Red Hat Enterprise
Linux OpenStack Platform (Management Applications); Radware’s DefenseFlow
attack detection framework (Security Applications); ISC8’s Cyber adAPT
(Security Applications); Armor5 Enterprise Mobile Security (Security
Applications); and A10 AX Series Application Delivery Controller (Optimization

“Organizations make strategic decisions to adopt an open hybrid cloud to
enable choice in vendors while leveraging their existing infrastructure
investments,” said Mike Werner, senior director, Global Ecosystems, Red Hat.
“NEC's ProgrammableFlow Software Defined Network Suite embraces open
environments and is certified with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack
Platform. We look forward to continue our collaboration with NEC to expand
options for organizations moving to the cloud through the Red Hat OpenStack

“NEC’s Version 5 ProgrammableFlow controller represents its continuing
commitment to revolutionizing the way networks are managed and to reduce
overall networking costs as well as improve automation and ease of use,” said
Avi Chesla, CTO, Radware. “The NEC approach allows next-generation networks to
host innovative new services and to become part of these services, thus
increasing the overall value of the networks for all users.Radware continues
to support and develop L4-L7 ADC and security SDN applications that are
integrated within the ProgrammableFlow controller, offering these solutions as
native network services.With L4-L7 load balancing, and security solutions
becoming more pervasive, overall operational and capital costs will be reduced
and service levels will be improved.”

"NEC and ISC8 have teamed up to demonstrate a fully integrated network
core-based cyber security solution,” said Llewellyn Derry, VP of Business
Development, ISC8. “NEC’s ProgrammableFlow SDN product suite, integrated with
ISC8’s Cyber adAPT Advanced Malware Detection Service, illustrates how
enterprise and government customers can monitor the cyber toxicity of the
flows of traffic at the core of their network at speeds of 10G and
higher.Combining ISC8’s malware detection algorithms with NEC’s flow
redirection capabilities improves incident response times by providing
integrated detection and remediation and lowers the customer’s TCO due to the
network core-based design."

"We are excited to work with NEC to bring VPN-as-a-Service to the NEC
ProgrammableFlow networking suite," said Suresh Balasubramanian, CEO of
Armor5. "With the integration of Armor5 service into NEC ProgrammableFlow,
enterprises can avoid costly application rewrites and upgrades when they move
on-premise resources to the cloud. The NEC-Armor5 Intranet-as-a-Service
dynamically connects remote sites to core enterprise and data center
infrastructure through a secure, on-demand cloud service, enabling businesses
to be agile and instantly meet the needs of global users. We look forward to
delivering significant economic benefits to enterprises and data center
operators through this relationship."

“We’ve expanded our SDN Application Center to continue giving our customers
more choice on network visibility, security, load balancing and WAN
optimization,” said Don Clark, director of Business Development, NEC
Corporation of America.

Interop New York

  *NEC is demonstrating these integrated solutions at Booth #437 at Interop
    New York, Oct. 2-3, 2013.
  *Kevin Hooper, SVP at NEC Corporation of America, is participating in the
    SDN Keynote Panel, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3.
  *Samrat Ganguly, chief network architect at NEC Corporation of America, is
    participating in the Mobility and the Emerging Internet of Things panel, 4
    p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2.

SDN Workshop, prior to Interop New York

  *NEC is a Platinum Sponsor for the SDN Workshop, taking place on Oct. 1
    prior to the conference.
  *NEC will be participating in the following SDN Workshop panel:

       *Time: 1:30 p.m., Oct. 1
       *Where: Room 1E10
       *Participating Panelist: Samrat Ganguly, chief network architect, NEC
         Corporation of America

Initially launched in 2011, the ProgrammableFlow networking suite was the
first commercially available SDN solution to leverage the OpenFlow protocol
enabling complete network virtualization, allowing customers to easily deploy,
control, monitor, and manage multi-tenant network infrastructure. Endorsed by
customers, the ProgrammableFlow Networking Suite provides the first
comprehensive suite that includes both physical and virtual switches as well
as an SDN controller and applications. Ideally suited for corporate and
service provider data centers, the ProgrammableFlow Controller PF6800 provides
a cost-effective, high-performance, highly scalable SDN platform.

More information on NEC’s ProgrammableFlow networking suite can be found at

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