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February 16, 2016 14:40 ET

Japanese Telecom Service Provider Sets Market Precedent With Country's First Consumer Cybersecurity Defense

Nominum N2 ThreatAvert Prevents Malicious Attacks and Safeguards Consumers' Financial and Confidential Data, Advancing Japan's Cybersecurity Strategy

REDWOOD CITY, CA and TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Feb 16, 2016) - Nominum™, a leading innovator of DNS software solutions for service providers, announced today that a prominent, top-tier telecom service provider in Japan is providing consumer protection against online cyberthreats with Nominum N2™ ThreatAvert. The first provider to offer such strong personal cybersecurity protections in Japan, this leading telecom service provider is changing the security landscape by reducing the risk of cybercriminals exploiting the personal and financial information of its subscribers.

Nominum combines its DNS technology and innovation leadership with expert data science to provide a valuable new layer of security protection. Nominum data scientists process 100 billion DNS transactions every day to discover and validate emerging cyberthreats. Armed with this science, N2 ThreatAvert preemptively helps stop cybercriminals in their tracks so that provider networks and the homes they serve are protected.

"The relentless assault of cyberattacks has been a major source of pain for Japanese service providers and consumers alike," said Srini Avirneni, Chief Technology Officer for Nominum. "Online banking passwords and personally identifiable information are highly targeted. The combination of Nominum data science and N2 ThreatAvert provides a unique competitive advantage. With real-time visibility into DNS traffic around the world, Nominum can identify cyberthreats sooner and more comprehensively than any other security company."

On September 4, 2015, the National Center of Incident Readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC) in Japan released a cabinet decision on cybersecurity strategy. The Japanese Government has set the objective of this strategy as follows: "ensure a free, fair, and secure cyberspace; and subsequently contribute to improving socio-economic vitality and sustainable development, building a society where the people can live safe and secure lives, and ensuring peace and stability of the international community and national security.1"

"This Japanese service provider is deploying the new cybersecurity solution to all of its subscribers without the need for them to opt in or change their broadband account settings, thereby broadly supporting Japan's cybersecurity initiative and providing greater confidence for subscribers that their personal information won't fall into the wrong hands," Avirneni said.

N2 ThreatAvert provides real-time protection against threats that originate within service provider networks and degrade a subscriber's online experience. It delivers unmatched accuracy and up-to-the-minute data that is validated by Nominum data science experts, mitigating the potential for false positives that block legitimate subscriber traffic. The solution is highly adaptive with a proven track record of success in deterring fast changing exploits. Most importantly, it is completely automated, meaning the operations team can "set it and forget it" with complete assurance that the network's DNS servers are protected. N2 ThreatAvert is part of the Nominum N2 platform and application suite, which is integrated with Nominum's market-leading Vantio™ DNS software.

1 The Government of Japan, National center of Incident readiness and Strategy for Cybersecurity (NISC), Cabinet Decision on "CYBERSECURITY STRATEGY," September 4, 2015.

About Nominum
A leading innovator of Domain Name System software solutions for service providers, Nominum is the first company to create an integrated suite of applications powered by DNS to increase subscriber value and protect networks from cyberthreats.

Leveraging Nominum's market-leading Vantio™ DNS software, the N2™ platform and application suite fuels revenue growth, competitive advantage and brand loyalty through value-added services such as online parental controls, in-browser subscriber communications and preemptive cybersecurity defense.

Nominum is a global software company headquartered in Redwood City, California. With service provider deployments in over 40 countries, Nominum software supports over 500 million subscribers generating 1.6 trillion queries each day -- a number far greater than the combined volume of tweets, likes, and searches generated by today's popular social networking sites and online search services. For more information, please visit nominum.com.

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