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Adelphia taps Sandvine for broadband protection

Mon, 12/05/2005 - 5:49am
Jeff Baumgartner, CED

Adelphia Communications has partnered with Sandvine Inc. to protect high-speed subs from worms, spam and other malicious attacks.

Under the deal, Adelphia has deployed Sandvine's gear at the access layer, and across its entire network. In the construct of a CableLabs-specified PacketCable Multimedia architecture, Sandvine would supply the application manager component of the network.

"Adelphia selected Sandvine for its broad feature set, in particular, the security operations services element of the solution. With granular network visibility, we are able to identify all forms of malicious traffic and ensure that our subscribers' broadband experience is protected," said Adelphia Chief Technology Officer Marwan Fawaz. He noted that the MSO has seen a decrease in spam and other attacks, and a reduction in customer support calls since installing the Sandvine system.

Adelphia, which serves 1.4 million high-speed Internet subscribers, is in the process of being acquired by Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable.

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