Wataniya Telecom Utilizes Narus to Safeguard IP Networks

Kuwaiti Telecom Company Leverages the NarusInsight Cyber Protection Solution to Manage Its Networks and Protect Against Cyber Attacks

San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - Narus, the leader in real-time traffic intelligence, announced today that Kuwait's Wataniya Telecom has implemented its NarusInsight Solution for Cyber Protection to manage its networks and protect them against a wide range of network attacks, including distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. This announcement also demonstrates Narus' growing footprint in a region plagued by cyber attacks.

"The growing sophistication of DDoS attacks has compelled us to invest in a solution that offers real-time protection and management of our complex IP network," said Richard Fifer, senior operation manager at Wataniya Telecom, Kuwait. "After researching and evaluating other options, we concluded that the NarusInsight Solution for Cyber Protection provided exactly what we needed to safeguard our networks: full visibility into network traffic, early detection of anomalous and malicious traffic behavior, and mitigation of all unwanted traffic. We are especially impressed with the systems' flexibility, scalability and proven deployments."

Studies show that in the EMEA region, more than one-half of cyber threats emerge from the Web. Among these, DDoS attacks are some of the most crippling for service providers. This type of attack, in which an individual or group of people tries to force a network into an overload situation in order to prevent legitimate traffic from using the network, is of particular concern because it has a direct and immediate effect on revenue and network quality. DDoS attacks are on the rise in the Middle East region, with an increasing number of service providers clamoring for adequate protection.

"The Middle East has been hit especially hard recently by cyber attacks, and now savvy operators in the region are looking to Narus' real-time traffic intelligence solutions to provide the best protection for networks and customers," said Chris Swan, senior vice president of Global Sales, Marketing and Services at Narus. "The NarusInsight Solution for Cyber Protection is the only solution available that offers baselining, early anomaly detection and mitigation with industry-leading accuracy, providing more reliable protection from unwanted, unwarranted and malicious traffic."

About Narus, Inc.

Narus is the leader in real-time traffic intelligence for the protection and management of large IP networks, and is the only company that provides security, intercept and traffic management solutions within a single, flexible system. With Narus, service providers and governments around the world can immediately detect, analyze, mitigate and target any unwanted, unwarranted or malicious traffic. Narus provides its customers with complete, real-time insight into all of their IP traffic from the network to the applications. Combined with the ability to enable numerous actions, Narus customers have the ability to take the most appropriate actions quickly.

Narus' system protects and manages the largest IP networks around the world including KT (Korea), KDDI (Japan), Raytheon, Telecom Egypt, Reliance (India), Saudi Telecom, US Cellular, Pakistan Telecom Authority and many more. Narus is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with regional offices around the world. For more information, please visit www.narus.com.

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