SOURCE: Procera Networks

December 03, 2007 08:00 ET

Procera's PacketLogic Relieves Pain of Botnet E-Mail Spam Attacks for Consumer Healthcare Manufacturer

PacketLogic Quickly Resolves and Removes Productivity-Damaging Attacks, Protects Against Future Abuses

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Procera® Networks, Inc. (AMEX: PKT), a pioneering developer of telco-class network traffic and service management infrastructure equipment, today announced that ALCiS Health, Inc., an innovative manufacturer of a topical pain relief cream, has utilized Procera's PacketLogic platform to almost instantly resolve an ongoing and costly problem of spam botnet attacks on and through the company's servers.

Over the last six months, ALCiS -- maker of the popular ALCiS Daily Relief pain cream -- became the target of attacks by spam botnets which utilized the company's servers and resources to generate hundreds of thousands of spam e-mail messages. Typically, botnets are used for malicious or illegal activities, such as Denial of Service (DoS/DDoS) attacks, generating e-mail spam for identity theft or other purposes, or to deliver adware or spyware.

The botnet impacted ALCiS' network quality of service by utilizing bandwidth for its malicious missions, and the company soon found that its IP address was blocked by all major Internet Service Providers as they in turn attempted to shut down the spammers. The blocking of its address caused a major disruption to the company's business as e-mails from ALCiS were being rejected by all major providers.

"We brought in several specialists who were unable to identify the cause and prevent another attack, and we tried all available tools and resources to no avail," said Darren Chinen, IT manager for ALCiS. "Finally, we installed PacketLogic in our network. Installation took less than 15 minutes, and we were able to create two traffic rules that instantly solved the problem. We are also able to monitor our network activity to quickly identify and contain any new network threats that may arise."

"Botnets have become the scourge of the Internet age, and they can have a heavy impact on business, institutional and personal computing," said Albert Lopez, vice president of worldwide marketing for Procera Networks. "Through PacketLogic's next-generation deep packet inspection technology, network managers gain the ability to accurately identify and control botnet infestations and other malicious behaviors, and even to respond automatically to network threats via sophisticated triggers such as thresholds and other criteria."

The PacketLogic product family includes the PL5600, PL7600, PL7620 and PL9200 models, which range from 2 Mbps to 8 Gbps bidirectional throughput capacity. The modular software design includes Surveillance (standard in all PacketLogic systems), Filtering, Traffic Shaping, Statistics and Web Statistics options.

About Procera Networks

Founded in 2002, Procera Networks, Inc. (AMEX: PKT) is a global provider of intelligent network traffic identification, control and service management infrastructure equipment. Procera's core product suite, the PacketLogic™ line of appliances, provides the most accurate application identification available today by using the industry leading connection identification engine DRDL™ (Datastream Recognition Definition Language). PacketLogic is deployed at more than 400 broadband service providers (xSPs), telcos, colleges and universities worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.proceranetworks.com

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Contact Information

  • Contact Procera:
    Evelyn Miller
    Procera Networks, Inc.
    408.354.9238
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    Albert Lopez
    Procera Networks, Inc.
    408.354.7565
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    John Liviakis (Investor Relations)
    Liviakis Financial Communications Inc.
    415.389.4670