Thursday, June 25, 2015

TM/Security Deployments [358]: VMedia [Canada] Uses Sandvine

Sandvine announced that "VMedia Inc. is using Sandvine’s Traffic Management and Network Security products to ensure a high quality of experience for their subscribers.

VMedia, a Sandvine customer since March 2015, provides innovative TV, high-speed internet and home phone services to subscribers in Ontario, Canada. VMedia is well known in its market for a unique IPTV platform that delivers a whole home entertainment experience, enabling subscribers to seamlessly enjoy conventional TV, over the top content, video on demand, and many other apps on their television via a single set top box.

  • VMedia chose to deploy Sandvine’s Traffic Management to ensure that during times of network congestion, subscribers will have the best possible experience when streaming VMedia’s IPTV service, or over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix or CraveTV
  • In addition to deploying Sandvine’s Traffic Management, VMedia has also deployed Sandvine’s Network Security in order to detect and mitigate distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks which could negatively impact the streaming experience of their subscribers. DDoS attacks attempt to make a computer resource or network unavailable, and the network infrastructure of communications service providers (CSPs) such as VMedia serve as a popular target for such malicious attacks". 
See "Sandvine Keeps VMedia’s Subscribers And Their Streams Safe" - here.

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