System protects networks from signaling and SMS attacks.

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Alcatel-Lucent 5074 Signaling Defense System is standards-based, carrier-grade, multi-application architecture consisting of platform, server, and client. It enables carrier to permit, deny, and modify signaling traffic across network to address risks associated with widespread interconnection and open access including phantom traffic, SMS spam, and hackers. Able to be scaled to small or large networks, it is transparent on carrier's network.




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Alcatel-Lucent Solution Protects Carrier Networks Against Signaling and SMS Attacks



Unique solution provides peace of mind for carriers operating converged, open access networks

LAS VEGAS, April 1 / / - CTIA Wireless - Alcatel- Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today the launch of a first- of-a-kind signaling defense solution to protect wireline and wireless carrier networks from signaling and Short Message Service (SMS) based intrusion.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 Signaling Defense System (SDS), now available globally, is the first solution on the market that can be deployed across a carrier's entire network for the protection of its Signaling System Number 7 (SS7) links to other mobile operators. SS7 is a global telecommunications standard that defines the procedures and protocols by which network elements in the public switched telephone network exchange information over a digital signaling network in order to handle wireless and wireline call setup, routing and control, as well as end user's short text messages.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 SDS complements the Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian, which detects IP traffic that threatens the performance of wireless data networks. Both products secure wireless carrier networks.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 SDS enables a carrier to permit, deny and modify signaling traffic across its network to address the risks associated with widespread interconnection and open access, including phantom traffic, revenue-impacting interoperability issues, SMS spam and hackers.

"We are pleased to provide our customers with a solution that enables operators to take control of all inter- and intra-carrier signaling and SMS traffic to minimize attacks via converged, open access networks," said Dave Geary, president of Alcatel-Lucent's Multicore activities. "Our solution ensures network security, reliability, quality of service and revenue assurance for carriers as they provide customers with universal connectivity."

The solution can be scaled to small or large networks and is transparent on the carrier's network so that operators do not need to re-engineer complex signaling networks.

Alcatel-Lucent believes it is the first equipment provider in the industry to offer a comprehensive SS7 signaling defense solution.

Alcatel-Lucent's 5074 SDS was recently added to its 5070 Signaling Server portfolio with the signing of an exclusive agreement with Sevis Systems, a leading provider of advanced signaling solutions.

About the Alcatel-Lucent 5074 SDS

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 SDS is a standards-based, carrier grade, multi- application architecture consisting of a platform, a server and a client. It provides advanced signaling security above and beyond traditional gateway screening.

- Syntax inspection ensures protocol conformance and prevents malformed
messages.

- Content inspection validates messages, parameters and parameter
values.

- Real-time threshold provides mass call and mass message defense to
protect against flooding events and allows the signaling network to
carry the maximum amount of traffic without degrading its performance.

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprise and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel- Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

Source: Alcatel-Lucent

CONTACT: Denise Panyik-Dale, +1-908-582-4897, dpanyikdale@alcatel- lucent.com, or Mary Ward, +1-908-582-7658, maryward@alcatel-lucent.com, of Alcatel-Lucent

Web site: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

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