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KT Expands Network Security with Narus; Korean Carrier Giant Strengthens Protection of its Nationwide Network With NarusSecure.



MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Narus, Inc., along with its channel partner Datacraft Korea, today announced that KT has expanded its network's security with use of NarusSecure. As part of Datacraft's TAPS system, NarusSecure now enables security coverage across the majority of KT's nationwide network. The deal broadens the initial system KT installed 18 months ago.

Part of Narus' unified IP Management and Security platform, NarusSecure provides behavior-based anomaly detection An approach to intrusion detection that establishes a baseline model of behavior for users and components in a computer system or network. Deviations from the baseline cause alerts that direct the attention of human operators to the anomalies. See IDS and anomaly.  for the KT network, creating the information critical in protecting against a multitude of viruses, worms and denial-of-service attacks "DoS" redirects here. For other uses, see DOS (disambiguation).
A denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) is an attempt to make a computer resource unavailable to its intended users.
. With the system deployed throughout its network, and the ability of the Narus IP Platform to correlate information across network segments, KT can detect both traditional and low-level attacks faster and with statistically higher accuracy than with any other system. NarusSecure is tightly integrated with Datacraft's TAPS system, and the carrier behemoth behemoth (bē`hĭmŏth, bĭhē`–) [Heb.,=plural of beast], large, fanciful primeval monster, like Leviathan, evoking the hippopotamus mentioned in the Book of Job.  is looking to further expand the capabilities of the Narus IP Platform.

"Successful carriers are beginning to recognize the need for their IP networks to be secured by unified systems such as Narus' IP Management and Security platform," said Weiming Li, vice president and general manager of sales and services, Narus Asia/Pacific. "With NarusSecure now integrated in the TAPS system, KT will not only continue to be at the forefront of the industry's transition to IP security, but will have the opportunity to leverage Narus' platform for other applications, including lawful intercept, traffic analysis and billing."

Telecommunications networks today are experiencing an increasing number of more sophisticated attacks; in fact, the KT network is one of the most highly attacked networks in the world. By including NarusSecure in TAPS, Narus' customers, including KT, AT&T and Telecom Egypt Telecom Egypt or Telecom Egypt SAE (TE) (LSE: TEEG), is Egypt’s main Telephone company. It started in 1854 with the first telegraph line in Egypt. In 1998 it replaced the former Arab Republic of Egypt National Telecommunication Organization (ARENTO). , can protect their networks from worm outbreaks, cyberterrorism See cyberwar and information warfare.  and protocol application attacks. Since KT began using NarusSecure, the company's network system has not suffered a single system-wide outage out·age  
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About Narus

Narus, Inc. provides unified IP Management and Security for the largest carrier and government networks in the world. The Narus IP Platform offers a "Total Network View" through the real-time collection and analysis of one to billions of packets across multiple networks at up to OC-192 rates to enable IP applications such as security, traffic and customer analysis, monitoring, and billing. Narus' customer list includes U.S. Cellular U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is a super-regional cellular telephone provider, serving 5.8 million customers in 189 markets in 26 U.S. states. The company was created in 1983 as a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. Since April 2000, John E. , T-Mobile, AT&T, Korea Telecom KT (formerly, Korea Telecom, Korean: 한국통신, NYSE: KT) is South Korea's top integrated wired/wireless telecommunication service provider. KT has been Korea's leader in the development of the information & communications business for the last 25 years , KDDI, Telecom Egypt, Saudi Telecom, France Telecom and many others. For more information, please visit www.narus.com.
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