Server Platform helps halt BGP hijacking, DOS attacks.

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ZebOS® Internet Route Server lets service providers remotely view, monitor, filter, and track routes on their networks, helping to mitigate Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking and other DOS attacks. Linux®-based platform, which offers flexible implementation to manage critical routing information exchange, includes out-of-the-box server with route server application. It can be used for route-viewing, monitoring, and policy-controlled route transmission in control plane.



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IP Infusion Announces ZebOS® Internet Route Server



New Offering Designed To Mitigate Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Hijacking

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 19 -- IP Infusion Inc., a provider of intelligent software for Next Generation Network equipment manufacturers and converged IP service providers, today announced the ZebOS® Internet Route Server, a Linux®-based platform that will enable service providers to remotely view, monitor, filter and track routes on their networks, thus mitigating Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) hijacking and other DOS attacks.

BGP hijacking exploits the framework of BGP Internet routing protocol for bad configuration that allows propagation of illegal routing information through BGP signaling, resulting in "black-holing" and disruption of services. The ZebOS Internet Route Server solution, paired with support for anti-BGP hijacking, provides a low-cost, robust and flexible implementation to manage critical routing information exchange as well as reduce or eliminate these attacks.

The Internet facilitates communication between two or more endpoints through IP addresses. This is accomplished by exchanging the routing information that packets should take between two endpoints. The routing information exchange between routers is accomplished primarily through BGP via the Internet. Occasionally, illegal routing information may be widely distributed due to malicious attacks or operator errors during configuration. Once bad routing information is propagated, it can cause traffic to be re-directed to the offending gateway, thus causing a black hole toward the endpoint. This is commonly known as BGP hijacking.

"As global Internet traffic moves across different, autonomous systems, it is extremely important to ensure that the routes are properly monitored, managed and filtered among provider peers," said Koichi Narasaki, president and CEO, IP Infusion. "With our innovative ZebOS Internet Route Server, IP Infusion now offers scalable services for BGP monitoring, tracking and filtering of various routes at Internet exchanges. The ability for IP Infusion to offer a solution that eases concerns over network stability will provide a competitive edge to Internet service providers in their deployment of new, state-of-the-art, converged services."

The ZebOS Internet Route Server will include a fully configured, out-of-the-box server, which will be delivered with the route server application loaded and can be used for route-viewing, monitoring and policy controlled route transmission in the control plane. Implementation of the ZebOS Internet Route Server supports instantiation of a BGP view for multiple clients that will allow network operators to easily group their BGP peers based on their actual requirements and assign unified policies for both inbound and outbound traffic.

IP Infusion is scheduling appointments for demonstrations of its technologies, including ZebOS Network Platform and the ZebOS Internet Route Server at SUPERCOMM 2009, to be held in Chicago, October 21-23. Parties interested in scheduling an appointment during or after SUPERCOMM 2009 may contact Mary Dinh Lu at maryl@ipinfusion.com, or call 1.866.MYZEBOS (866.699.3267).

About ACCESS

ACCESS CO., LTD. is a global company providing leading technology, software products and platforms for Web browsing, mobile phones, wireless handhelds and other networked devices. ACCESS' product portfolio, including its NetFront(TM) Browser, ACCESS Linux Platform(TM) and Garnet(TM) OS, provides customers with solutions that enable faster time to market, flexibility and customizability. The company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States. ACCESS is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers' Index under the number 4813. For more information about ACCESS, please visit www.access-company.com.

About IP Infusion

IP Infusion Inc. delivers advanced software solutions that power communications equipment for packet-based Next Generation Networks (NGN). With a unique modular architecture and the industry's broadest suite of communication protocols, IP Infusion enhances product differentiation and market agility for many of the world's leading network equipment vendors. Incorporated in Delaware in October 1999, IP Infusion is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and is a wholly owned and independently-operated subsidiary of ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc., a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of ACCESS CO., LTD., of Tokyo, Japan. For more information about IP Infusion, please visit www.ipinfusion.com.

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