SOURCE: Nominum, Inc.

Nominum, Inc.

April 12, 2011 10:00 ET

Cablevision Argentina Selects Nominum for Intelligent DNS and Botnet Mitigation

Nominum's SKYE™ Network Protection Service Improves Internet Service for One Million Customers

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 12, 2011) - Nominum, the leader in secure and intelligent DNS solutions, announced today that Cablevisión Argentina has selected its Vantio™ Intelligent DNS System to provide caching DNS services and SKYE Network Protection Service (NPS) to reduce the incidence of bot and other malicious network traffic throughout Cablevisión Argentina's broadband network. SKYE NPS is a service hosted on the Nominum Global Network providing real-time data to network operators regarding malicious domains and infected clients on the Internet allowing these operators to instantly identify, validate, and mitigate bot and related threats. Real-time data analysis is available via Nominum's iView™, a network intelligence service which provides a completely new view of a network created via intelligent processing of DNS data.

Long known to be a steady drain on network resources, bots on average consume 10-25% of a service provider's traffic depending on the geographic region and require a provider to purchase additional equipment to handle this added volume with no offsetting revenue. Cablevisión embraced Nominum's unique solution that leverages the existing DNS footprint in combination with a hosted service to deliver threat detection, validation, and enforcement all in a single solution with no additional third-party hardware or software integration. Further, Nominum's unparalleled access to DNS traffic patterns from around the globe allows all SKYE NPS customers to benefit from instantaneous policy updates generated by Nominum's real-time adaptive learning technology. This approach ensures threats are detected earlier and are blocked before causing serious damage.

"At Cablevisión we are constantly searching for technology to improve the reliability of our network and the experience of our customers," said Gabriel Carro, Engineering Manager at Cablevisión Argentina. "SKYE NPS achieves these goals in a single hosted solution leveraging the Vantio Intelligent DNS System infrastructure. No other technology we evaluated combines the most advanced detection system with the ability to take action on the spot nor offers the same level of system integration."

"This service is truly a milestone in our goal of delivering a better Internet for all users," said Gopala Tumuluri, Chief Technology Officer at Nominum. "SKYE NPS brings to bear our decade-plus of knowledge supporting our service provider customers around the world to reduce malicious traffic and represents a dramatic shift in methodology for detection and mitigation of malicious traffic utilizing DNS as the platform."

The project was developed in partnership with solutions provider Logicalis Southern Cone. "Our goal is always to thoroughly understand customer issues and then implement best-of-breed technology to provide a solution. We were happy to bring together these two industry leaders for the benefit of broadband subscribers throughout Argentina," said Rodrigo Parreira, CEO, Logicalis Southern Cone.

About Cablevisión Argentina

Cablevisión is the leading pay TV and Internet services company in Argentina. It began its operations in La Lucila, Buenos Aires, in 1981. With more than 3,200,000 customers, it provides pay TV and broadband Internet services in 96 cities across the country and in 12 provinces (Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Santa Fe, Córdoba, Neuquén, Río Negro, Entre Ríos, Corrientes, Misiones, Chaco, Formosa and Salta), as well as in Uruguay and in Paraguay. Current shareholders are Grupo Clarin with a 60% and Fintech Media LLC, with the remaining 40%.

About Nominum

Nominum's Intelligent DNS systems improve IP networks of all sizes globally; ensuring people always have a safe, secure and enjoyable Internet experience. Nominum in-network software solutions and SKYE™ hosted services form the foundation of the always-on Internet, protecting networks and the families and businesses that use them, and providing superior performance, and reliability. Nominum software and SKYE services now support more than 500 million fixed and mobile broadband users as well as enterprises, universities, and government agencies in every region. For more information visit

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

With its international headquarters in the UK, Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders companies.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, Latin America and Asia Pacific, In Latin America it operates as a joint venture between Logicalis Group and the Brazilian Group, Promon, achieving the leadership in the ITC market. It maintains offices in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

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