Q2 2019

MEAMARKETS / Q2 2019 5 NEWS , Wide Network Solutions has recently an- nounced a new partnership with Turkey’s leading and national broadcaster TRT -- Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. The Turkish public services flagship international chan- nels TRT World, TRT Arabi and also TRT Avaz will be available to millions of more of viewers across Europe, Russia and the CIS. The channels are now free to air on the TurkmenAlem satellite at 52 degrees East. This new satellite is positioned to ensure excellent coverage in the region. TRT’s English language international news channel, TRT World, has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2015. TRT’s Arabic channel is the newest addition to the network’s global news and current affairs coverage. The TurkmenAlem satellite has a substantial footprint, covering more than 52 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, and will ensure that even more households now have the ability to receive TRT’s high-quality content. Wide Network Solutions Chairman Peter Cameron says the partnership with TRT channels will be of utmost ben- efit: “We are very enthusiastic to be working with such a professional network of News channels. TRT is globally recognized as being one of the leaders in the industry. The network has a long established history of success in the region, and we are delighted to be a part of taking that success to the next level.” “Wide Network Solutions has been working to develop and launch a broad new collection of broadcasters on the TurkmenAlem satellite. As the satellite’s biggest operator, we are proud of the latest international additions, from Turkey to the TurkmenAlem portfolio. Other household names we are broadcasting include France24 and NHK Japan,” Cameron added. Geopolitically situated between Europe and Asia, Tur- key’s international channels have an important role in in- terpreting and reflecting world events and human stories with a different perspective. Furkan Han, TRT World’s Head of Global Digital and Satellite Distribution and Part- nership, says, “TRT has been investing in reinforcement of its global audience through partnerships with satellites all over the world. We are glad to collaborate with Wide Network Solutions offering our premium international channels on TurkmenAlem satellite as free to air to reach more viewers in Europe, Russia and CIS.” Wide Network Solutions said in a statement that the com- pany is proud to be part of the future of Turkey’s interna- tional broadcasting industry and looks forward to seeing continuing success for the TRT Network. Wide Network Solutions to Assist Turkey’s TRT in Global Distribution A10 Networks (NYSE: ATEN) today unveiled find- ings of a new study demon- strating that global commu- nications service providers, whose businesses are predicated on continuous availability and reliable ser- vice levels, are struggling to fend off a growing number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against their net- works. A lack of timely and actionable in- telligence is seen as a major obstacle to DDoS protection, according to the study. The A10 Networks study conducted by the Ponemon Institute highlights the critical need for DDoS protection that provides higher levels of scalability, in- telligence integration, and automation. Some 325 IT and security professionals at ISPs, mobile carriers and cloud ser- vice providers participated in the survey. According to the report, entitled “The State of DDoS Attacks Against Com- munications Service Providers,” these service providers have major concerns with DDoS resilience readiness with only 29 percent of respondents confident in their ability to launch appropriate meas- ures to moderate attacks. DDoS attacks targeting the network layer are the most common form of attack—and the most dangerous to their business, according to respondents. These attacks flood the network with traffic to starve out legiti- mate requests and render service una- vailable. As a result, service providers say they face a variety of consequences, the most serious being end-user and IT staff productivity losses, revenue losses and customer turnover. 85 percent of survey respondents expect DDoS attacks to either increase (54 per- cent) or remain at the same high levels (31 percent). Most service providers do not rate themselves highly in either pre- vention or detection of attacks. Just 34 percent grade themselves as effective or highly effective in prevention; 39 percent grade themselves as effective or highly effective in detection. The DDoS intelligence gap was high- lighted by a number of survey findings: • Lack of actionable intelligence was cited as the number-one barrier to preventing DDoS attacks, followed by insufficient personnel and exper- tise, and inadequate technologies. • Out-of-date intelligence, which is too stale to be actionable, was cited as the leading intelligence problem, followed by inaccurate information, and a lack of integration between intelligence sources and security measures. • Solutions that provide actionable intelligence were seen as the most effective way to defend against at- tacks. • The most important features in DDoS protection solutions were identified as scalability, integration of DDoS protection with cyber in- telligence, and the ability to inte- grate analytics and automation to improve visibility and precision in intelligence gathering. • Communications service pro- viders who rated their DDoS de- fense capabilities highly were more likely to have sound intelligence into global botnets and weapon lo- cations. “Communications service providers are right, both in their expectations for in- creased attacks and about their need for better intelligence to prevent them,” said Gunter Reiss, vice president, marketing at A10 Networks. “The continuing pro- liferation of connected devices and the coming 5G networks will only increase the potential size and ferocity of botnets aimed at service providers. To better prepare, providers will need deeper in- sights into the identities of these attack networks and where the weapons are located. They also need actionable intel- ligence that integrates with their security systems and the capacity to automate their response.” At the same time, many service provid- ers see DDoS protection as a managed service as a significant business oppor- tunity, with a majority (66 percent) of pro- viders saying they were either delivering DDoS scrubbing services or planning to do so. However, the high cost of deliver- ing these services using legacy solutions and making them profitable was seen as a major impediment. Service pro- viders are being forced to find modern approaches that can scale defense in a profitable way. Other key findings include: • DDoS is seen as the most difficult type of cyber-attack to deter, pre- vent and contain. • Cybercriminals who use DDoS at- tacks to extort money are consid- ered the biggest risk to service pro- viders, followed by those who use DDoS attacks as a smoke screen for some other cyber-attack. • The network is significantly more likely to be attacked than other layers of a service provider’s infra- structure, such as the application and device layers. • A majority of respondents say they do not have actionable intelligence into DDoS-for-hire botnets or DDoS weapon locations around the world to help them protect their networks. Survey Methodology In partnership with A10 Networks, the Ponemon Institute conducted a survey of 325 IT and IT security practitioners in the U.S. who work for internet service pro- viders, mobile or cloud service providers and are familiar with their organizations’ defenses against DDoS.

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