Verizon Business extends DoS service to Asia Pacific region

Four new APAC executives appointed

Verizon Business announced today it is extending its Denial of Service (DoS) Defense Mitigation offering to eight countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

DoS Defense Mitigation services are already available in the United States and Europe. However, the global communications provider has extended the offering to Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, India, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan.

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. The attacks have the potential to severely disrupt or halt business operations.

In 2006, approximately 25 percent of Internet attacks were DoS attacks, according to the 2006 CSI FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey.

Verizon security solutions vice president, Kerry Bailey, said the move to IP has made security even more critical.

"This business transformation to IP brings significant benefits, but also increased risk," he said.

The service intercepts and redirects malicious traffic to mitigation centres housed within Verizon's IP backbone.

Also today, Verizon Business announced the extension of its online portal to the Asia-Pacific region.

The portal enables customers to more easily differentiate between legitimate and illegitimate traffic to help them maintain business continuity.

Verizon's offerings are supported by more than 1100 security professionals around the globe.

At the same time, Verizon announced the appointment of four senior executives to its Asia-Pacific leadership team.

To support continued business growth in the region, the company named new managing directors for South Asia and Australia and New Zealand, and created the new positions of regional sales director and regional director for professional services and solutions engineering.

Reporting to Andrew Dobbins, regional vice president, these new members of the regional team will focus on driving the adoption of the company's IP-based value-added services and solutions.

Former Orange executive,Tejinder Sekhon has been appointed managing director, South Asia.

Ron Gauci has been appointed managing director, Australia and New Zealand and joins Verizon Business from IBM.

Both have overall responsibility for sales and customer support in their respective regions.

Rod Hirst has also joined the business in the newly created role of regional sales director, Asia Pacific and has been joined by Mark Saloyedoff, regional director of professional services and solutions engineering in the region.

The company services customers in the Asia Pacific through a network of 28 offices in 13 countries.

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Announcing the appointments, Dobbins said there is unprecedented demand for IT in the region, describing ongoing growth as dynamic.

Finally, the company said customers have seamless connectivity to China Telecom's Next Convergence Network (CN2), a next-generation IP platform that covers more than 200 cities and 600 routers within China.

Verizon Business has been working with China Telecom on MPLS VPN since 2004, enabling full interconnectivity between the Verizon Private IP global network and China Telecom's national MPLS network.