Thursday, June 16, 2005
AMNET Selects Sandvine to Protect Network Integrity and Subscriber Experience
CABLE-TEC EXPO, San Antonio, Texas; June 16, 2005 – Sandvine Incorporated, the world leader in intelligent broadband network management, today announced that AMNET, leading cable Internet provider in Central America, has selected Sandvine to protect the integrity of its broadband network and subscriber quality of experience (QoE).
Sandvine’s award-winning solution empowers service providers with tools to understand subscriber behaviour, protect subscriber applications from malicious traffic, differentiate their services and ensure subscriber satisfaction.
Central American based AMNET has selected Sandvine to mitigate the impact of malicious traffic on subscribers, applications and its network. Worms, spam Trojan, DNS, DoS attacks, and bandwidth-intensive applications can degrade the broadband experience for unprotected residential Internet users and result in thousands to millions of dollars lost to network outages, customer support costs, and unplanned network expenditures for broadband service providers.
“We chose Sandvine’s intelligent management solution to protect our network and our subscribers against malicious traffic,” said Daniel Hindelang, Regional Manager, AMNET. “Subscribers expect high quality of service from their network connection and look to us to ensure their valuable applications are protected and delivered at the optimal level of performance.”
“Sandvine provides more than just basic security, we endeavour to ensure the overall network integrity of service provider networks,” said Tom Donnelly, executive vice president, marketing and sales for Sandvine. “It’s about adding new network intelligence that allows service providers to protect their networks against malicious traffic, protect individual subscriber quality of experience, prioritizing, and optimizing performance on broadband applications they use every day.”
Privately-held Amzak International is the largest cable television and data company in Central America, operating under the AMNET name. AMNET is the dominant pay television operator in El Salvador and Costa Rica, in the last six months acquired two cable companies in Honduras. AMNET is moving forward towards its goal of being the preeminent cable television operator in Central America. With data operations also in Guatemala and Nicaragua, AMNET companies service approximately 200,000 cable television, Internet, telephone and corporate data clients in the region. www.amzak.com
Sandvine’s award-winning intelligent broadband network equipment helps broadband service providers characterize what really happens on their networks, enabling policies that improve customer satisfaction, reduce operational costs and improve profitability. Sandvine’s application and subscriber-aware solutions empower service providers to take control of P2P traffic, stop the proliferation of destructive worm, DoS and spam trojan traffic and ensure subscriber quality of experience (QoE). With over 100 deployments worldwide, Sandvine is protecting the Internet experience for more than 20 million broadband subscribers worldwide. To find out more, visit Sandvine online at www.sandvine.com.