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Radware Unveils Comprehensive SDN Strategy And Introduces New SDN Application: DefenseFlow[TM]

MAHWAH, New Jersey, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Radware ®, (NASDAQ: RDWR), a leading provider of application delivery and security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announces the introduction of DefenseFlow [ TM ], the first in the company's suite of Software Defined Networking (SDN) applications providing organizations with superior network wide attack mitigation service.

Radware SDN strategy unveiled today provides a comprehensive SDN framework, outlining support for three key dimensions: SDN applications - building SDN applications that optimize ADC and security services by programming the network; SDN eco-system - compatibility with the industry's leading SDN vendors; related SDN technology support - extending application programming interfaces (APIs) and supporting network protocols such as VX-LAN.

Radware's strategy emphasizes SDN as an enabling architecture to revolutionize the way application delivery and security services are implemented and managed. Using Radware's SDN applications, application delivery and security move from a point devices based deployment to comprehensive network-wide services.

Radware's SDN applications use the programmability nature of software defined networks to become part of the service rather than just hosting it. The overall solution provides customers with simpler implementations of the ADC and security services that become highly scalable and easier to operate.

The SDN eco-system is a critical focus as it will enable Radware's security and application delivery solutions to integrate into the environments of the industry's leading SDN vendors through extensive joint design, development and certification.

"While SDN has received a lot of attention recently, enterprise and carriers are challenged to actually leverage the benefits of this new network evolution," said Avi Chesla, chief technology officer, Radware. "Our approach is to provide a set of fully-functional SDN applications that empower our customers to build application aware networks which dramatically increase their value. DefenseFlow [ TM ] is the first in a line of SDN applications we'll be introducing this year that harness the power and cost savings of SDN."

DefenseFlow [ TM ], Radware's first commercial SDN application, enables network operators to program the network and provide automated DoS & DDoS detection and protection as a native network service.

DefenseFlow [ TM ] transitions in path device-based security solutions into a network-wide service by utilizing the SDN control plane to collect traffic information for attack detection and optimally divert the traffic through the most relevant security resources in the network that can mitigate the identified risk only when needed.

By deploying this behavioral-based technology to detect network attacks in real time, network operators and IT staff can implement DoS & DDoS protection service to their networks at a low cost.

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