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Narus Announces NarusInsight Secure Suite 6.

New Version Leverages IBM BladeCenter and Powerful New User Interface to Simplify System Expansion While Dramatically Enhancing Anomaly Detection Capabilities

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Narus, Inc. today announced version 6 of its award-winning NarusInsight[TM] Secure Suite (NSS) software, the leading carrier-class security system for the world's largest IP networks. NSS 6 is the industry's first carrier-class security system designed to leverage the scalability and management advantages of IBM BladeCenter. Already recognized for its ability to scale to meet the unique security demands of service provider networks, NSS 6 now offers telecom and government customers the ability to manage their system expansion seamlessly and cost effectively by simply adding extra blades. Furthermore, NSS 6 on IBM BladeCenter offers customers the advantages of higher density, delivering the cost benefits of more efficient space and power utilization.

"IBM BladeCenter is the world's most popular blade computing system, with more than half a million systems installed, and boasts a growing ecosystem of solutions for customers developed in collaboration with Blade.org partners such as Narus," said Jim Pertzborn, vice president, Telecommunications Industry, IBM. "The combination of Narus' NSS 6 on IBM BladeCenter delivers telecom service providers a powerful, carrier-class security system with the scalability required to meet the rigorous demands of the world's largest IP networks."

NSS 6 also features a powerful new user interface that offers an intuitive way to visualize anomalies and manage network traffic. NSS 6 offers comprehensive reporting with fine granularity of information and real-time forensics of ongoing events, while achieving 97 percent anomaly detection accuracy with less than 2 percent false positives. NSS 6 also offers full correlation of traffic and events from the data and control planes as well as the routable IP and dark IP spaces.

"While core infrastructure security has certainly emerged as a top-of-mind issue, many of today's telecom carriers recognize that there are also significant new revenue opportunities around leveraging security as a managed service," said Brian Partridge, senior analyst, Yankee Group. "Many IT managers, struggling with the expertise and resources required to secure their enterprise networks, are requiring that their telecom carriers provide 'clean pipes' that are already cleansed of worms and viruses. The ideal solution is a scalable, integrated security platform such as NSS 6 on IBM BladeCenter that allows carriers to secure their core infrastructure, while extending that umbrella into managed security offerings to their customers."

NSS 6 is designed to offer detection of the widest range of attacks possible from the data plane to the control plane and from the routable IP space to the dark IP space. Moreover, NSS 6 now supports a powerful range of options to mitigate attacks. Additional NSS 6 features include:

* Extensive, flexible and intuitive event organization to identify not only common anomalies such as DoS, DDoS and worms, but also hidden pattern anomalies

* Full correlation of traffic and events from the data and control planes, which amplifies and exposes control plane attacks such as prefix hijacking as well as the stealthiest of data plane attacks such as spams, worms or DDoS attacks

* Flexible, real-time rules generator creates meta-alert and attack dynamics to provide visibility and forensics into multi-event anomalies

* Comprehensive reporting facility offering rich statistics to detect and examine anomalies and to understand and manage network traffic based on business rules

* Flexible anomaly mitigation support, including ACL, Blackholing, Cisco Guard, etc.

"Narus is the established leader in carrier-class security software for the world's largest IP networks," said Steve Bannerman, vice president of marketing and product management, Narus. "NarusInsight Secure Suite's very early anomaly detection capabilities and extremely high accuracy, coupled with its ability to scale to core carrier speeds up to 10Gb/sec make it the solution of choice for carriers and governments around the world. The NSS 6 implementation on IBM BladeCenter allows our customers to scale NSS in an even more efficient, cost-effective manner. And our new user interface is the gold standard for anomaly visualization, deep forensics and IP traffic management."

About NarusInsight Secure Suite

NarusInsight Secure Suite enables carriers to detect attacks, abuse and behavioral anomalies in real time and to direct actions that can prevent security breaches, attack propagation, loss of productivity and network outages.

The industry's most state-of-the-art, carrier-class security system, NarusInsight Secure Suite combines high visibility of the network traffic -- layer 3 up to layer 7 -- with full correlation among all the other elements on the network (such as routers, firewalls or IPS/IDS), across all of the links on the network as well as external storage facilities to access historical data. This total network view of combined traffic visibility and network correlation enables unprecedented accuracy and industry-leading performance. NarusInsight Secure Suite provides the ability to non-intrusively collect and process user traffic in real-time, generating statistics on abusive usage patterns and malicious IP traffic.

About Narus

Narus software solutions provide the real-time traffic insight essential to profitably manage, secure and deliver Services over IP. Today, large IP-based networks are transforming the traditional circuit-switched world of telecommunications into a dynamic, ever-changing world of IP-based services such as VoIP, IPTV and others. In order to secure, monitor, bill and provide excellent quality of service for these IP-based offerings, service providers must simultaneously capture, normalize and correlate IP traffic across all layers of the network. Only NarusInsight is capable of providing companies with the means to capture, normalize and correlate IP traffic at the speed required for carrier-class networks. With its patented technology and processes, Narus helps customers like at&t, KT, KDDI, Telecom Egypt, Saudi Telecom, Brasil Telecom, US Cellular and T-Mobile in areas of network security, traffic classification and monitoring. For more information, please visit www.narus.com.
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