Nominum Secures Rostelecom's Free Wi-Fi Network in Sochi

Nominum Secures Rostelecom's Free Wi-Fi Network in Sochi 
Rostelecom deploys Vantio ThreatAvert to secure network from 'inside
threats' and an influx of new users with unsecured devices 
REDWOOD CITY, USA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/04/14 -- Nominum(TM), the
innovation leader in DNS and Internet Activity applications for
Communication Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that Russia's
largest CSP, Rostelecom, has deployed network security solution
Vantio ThreatAvert in order to protect its network in Sochi City,
Russia. The DNS-based solution protects infrastructure, public Wi-Fi
hotspots and ensures that access to network services is available to
the city's visitors at all times. 
Rostelecom deployed the solution across its free Wi-Fi hotspots
earlier this year to protect its network from the sudden influx of
visitors expected to access the free Wi-Fi in the city, and provide a
more reliable Internet experience.  
Vantio ThreatAvert leverages DNS data, one of the building-blocks of
the Internet, in order to protect service providers from attacks
originating from within the network. Botnets can launch attacks on
internal resources such as routers, DNS servers and gateways and
external resources such as websites, network assets, enterprises and
other users.  
These types of threats are increasingly common and robust network
solutions must be deployed in order to protect infrastructure,
maintain network integrity and ensure an optimal level of performance
for the end user. DNS data provides a level of policy granularity
that is unmatched. By exploiting this data, ThreatAvert is capable of
throttling attacks with configurable rate limiting capabilities. 
Vantio ThreatAvert leverages Nominum's Global Intelligence Xchange,
which provides continuous real-time threat updates drawn from a
best-in-class list of malicious domains and URLs. This database of
threats is continuously updated, enabling Rostelecom to identify
emerging threats and protect its network and dedicated Wi-Fi
infrastructure, which has been installed in the city, from attacks. 
Sanjay Kapoor, SVP Business Strategy and CMO, Nominum, said: "By
selecting Vantio ThreatAvert, Rostelecom is using a best-in-class
solution to protect its network and deal with some of the challenges
that are presented when a network has a sudden influx of new users
and unsecured devices. It is vital that visitors using Wi-Fi hotspots
are able to access communications services without having to face any
personal risk, but also CSPs need to equip themselves with defenses
that ensure their networks operate seamlessly and deliver a safe and
reliable internet experience.  
"Network attacks lead to a poor customer experience such as slow
Internet connections, spam, data exfiltration and more. By deploying
Vantio ThreatAvert, Rostelecom is protecting its own infrastructure
as well as reassuring customers utilizing its services." 
Alexey Cherednichenko, Regional Director, Russia and CIS, Nominum,
said: "Over recent years, we have seen strong growth in the region,
with market leading service providers such as Rostelecom deploying
our solutions to protect their networks as botnet attacks have become
more prevalent. This growth is due to the fact we have evolved with
our customers, developing innovative solutions optimized to combat
such threats." 
Muslim Medzhlumov, Head of Network Security Department, Rostelecom
said: "With a sudden increase in users on our network we needed a
solution that would both protect users and our network assets. Vantio
ThreatAvert was selected because of the complete protection it offers
and the added ability to prevent inappropriate content being viewed.
These threats slow internet speeds, reduce service and damage brand
About Nominum 
Nominum is the innovation leader in DNS software and Internet
Activity Applications. The company's Vantio(TM) CacheServe software
powers the internet for the world's largest CSPs in 40 countries.
Vantio(TM) ThreatAvert software arms CSPs with the power to stop the
spread of inside threats that could impact network availability and
reputation. Nominum's N2 applications enable CSP's marketing and
customer care teams to leverage subscribers' Internet Activity to
better engage, build brand loyalty, improve marketing ROI, and open
up new business models. Nominum is a global organization
headquartered in Redwood City, CA. 
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