Monday, December 12, 2011
A year ago Yankee Group predicted that - "A Denial-of-Service Attack Will Take a 4G Network Down"(here) saying that "With clean-up costs (including the network, IT, customer care, media relations, etc.), fewer new subscriptions and increased churn, the bill for this DoS outage will be a minimum of U.S.$10 million in the first month alone .. The winners include vendors like Arbor Networks and Radware that help operators address these issues. But equipment vendors like Alcatel-Lucent (ALU), Cisco, Ericsson and Huawei will also be called on to assist, as will their professional services organizations".
"Radware's AMS is a real-time network and application attack mitigation solution that protects the application infrastructure against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information theft, Web service attacks and Web defacement. It contains a protection layer with security modules including denial-of-service (DoS) protection, network behavioral analysis (NBA), intrusion prevention system (IPS), reputation engine and Web application firewall (WAF) to fully safeguard networks, servers and applications against known and emerging network security threats"
See "Radware to Deliver Attack Mitigation System Solution To Tier 1 Wireless Carrier in North America" - here.
See also "[Juniper] Anomaly Detection and DPI Defend Against Application-Layer DDoS"- here and "NetScout: "Outages at NTT, AT&T and Verizon could have been detected and averted" - here.