Verizon Business Extends Denial of Service Defense Offering to Asia-Pacific Region

BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, September 18/ / --

- Company First to Offer Network-Based Defense Against Internet Attacks to Multinationals Around the Globe

Multinational corporations can arm themselves against Internet attacks in
major regions of the world -- the United States, Europe and now Asia. Verizon
Business is extending its Denial of Service (DoS) Defense Mitigation offering
and making it available immediately to eight countries in the Asia-Pacific
region, as well as three additional European countries.

Verizon Business is the first major global communications provider to
offer these network-based security capabilities to multinational companies
around the world.

DoS Defense Mitigation services have previously been available in the
United States and 11 European countries. The services are now available to
eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Hong Kong, New
Zealand, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan), and three
additional countries in Europe (Austria, Italy and Ireland). Businesses in
these countries can now benefit from the enhanced protection that Verizon
Business offers against DoS attacks.

Distributed DoS attacks aim to make corporate networks and other
resources unavailable to corporate users by flooding networks and disrupting
the flow of legitimate network traffic. DoS attacks have the potential to
severely disrupt or halt business operations and can pose a major challenge
for businesses. Such attacks can be difficult to prevent and are best stopped
at the network level. In 2006, approximately 25 percent of Internet attacks
were DoS attacks, according to the 2006 CSI FBI Computer Crime and Security

"With more organizations embracing IP, the need for enhancing security at
this level becomes critical," said Kerry Bailey, vice president of Verizon
Business security solutions. "This business transformation to IP brings
significant benefits, but also increased risk. With the combination of
Verizon's expansive global IP network and unsurpassed security expertise,
Verizon DoS Defense Mitigation will help customers improve business
continuity and defend against damaging DoS attacks at the network level."

Verizon DoS Defense Mitigation Services are ideal for medium to large
enterprises and government agencies, which must remain on continuous guard
from cyber attacks. Powered by Verizon's global IP network, DoS Mitigation
services intercept and redirect malicious traffic to mitigation centers
housed within Verizon's IP backbone. Traffic is quickly rerouted before it
can compromise a customer's network.

The Verizon Business customer care portal empowers customers to review
and analyze statistics and metrics related to a mitigated attack. (Verizon
Business today also announced the extension of its online portal to the
Asia-Pacific region. Please see separate release.) The portal enables
customers to more easily differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate
traffic to help them maintain business continuity.

"The entire world is interconnected, and nowhere is this more evident
than in today's global business economy," added Bailey. "At Verizon Business,
we continue to arm our customers with tools to defend against security risks
as we deepen and strengthen our security solutions portfolio in Asia Pac and
around the globe, leveraging our combined capabilities as a result of the
Cybertrust merger."

Enterprises and government agencies rely on Verizon Business to help them
manage security risk and protect critical company assets. Verizon Business
security solutions offer a comprehensive portfolio of security services that
include threat and vulnerability management; identity management; security
and compliance programs; and security strategy and consultation. More than
1,100 security professionals around the globe deliver these offerings through
a range of managed services, professional services and products. More
information is available by visiting

About Verizon Business

Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a
leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT)
solutions to large business and government customers worldwide. Combining
unsurpassed global network reach with advanced communications, security and
other professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative
and seamless business solutions to customers around the world. For more
information, visit

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Source: Verizon Business

Wendy Hill of Verizon Business, +1-612-9434-5937, +61-427-173-203,

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