Corero Network Security: and ISP, OpenCape Join Forces to Win Data Security Project of the Year at the 2021 SDC Awards


AMERSHAM, England, January 11, 2022/ – Corero Network Security (AIM: CNS), a leading provider of high-performance, real-time distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) defense solutions, announces that it has won the 2021 SDC Awards Data Security Project of the Year in partnership with OpenCape, a non-profit Internet service provider whose mission is to improve the quality of life by increasing access to broadband technology in Southeast Massachusetts, Cape Cod & Islands and Rhode Island.

The ability to provide an “Always on” service to their downstream customers is essential for OpenCape, so that they can be effectively protected against DDoS attacks which pose a significant threat to their business. Corero provides its award-winning Smartwall® DDoS protection solution, enabling OpenCape to protect its critical infrastructure and customers from the growing number of DDoS attacks. Before deploying the Smartwall ® solution, OpenCape had suffered attacks, resulting in several minutes of unavailability for its customers. Now, with SmartWall ®, over 98% of DDoS attacks are automatically detected and mitigated within seconds, eliminating the risk of downtime.

In winning the SDC Data Security Project of the Year, Corero’s ability to provide deep packet inspection was a critical differentiator for OpenCape. “Unlike other DDoS protection solutions, which rely on header-based 5-tuple flow information, SmartWall’s deep packet inspection examines every bit of the packet header, before than it enters our network, along with the first 128 bytes of the payload at line rate. , to provide the most advanced DDoS attack detection, with surgical mitigation, to ensure that legitimate traffic does not is not affected by damaging false positives or increased latency,” said Steve Johnston, CEO of OpenCap. “For our customers, the biggest advantage is that they don’t have to do anything. For a minimal price, they have peace of mind because we protect them from DDoS attacks.

“We are delighted to have worked alongside OpenCape to provide them with a complete end-to-end solution that protects their downstream customers from DDoS attacks,” commented Lionel Chmilewsky, Corero CEO. “Responsible service providers like OpenCape play a vital role in providing secure Internet service to their local and regional communities around the world.”

“Our experience working with Corero was smooth. Our top priority is our ability to meet the concerns and needs of our customers, who range from cities and towns to large and small businesses and non-profits,” says Johnston. “Our collaboration with Corero has not only made this possible, it has been profitable, and our downstream customers have benefited greatly from the offering.”

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About Corero Network Security

Corero Network Security plc is a global leader in automatic, high-performance, real-time DDoS cyber defense solutions. Hosting and service providers, as well as digital businesses around the world, rely on Corero’s award-winning cybersecurity technology to eliminate the threat of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) in their digital environment through automatic protection. against attacks, combined with network visibility, analysis and reporting. Corero’s industry-leading SmartWall and SecureWatch technology ensures business continuity, with real-time, scalable protection against external DDoS attackers and internal DDoS botnets in the most complex edge and subscriber environments. Corero’s main operating centers are in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA and Edinburgh, UK, with the company’s headquarters in Amersham, UK. The Company is also listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange under the symbol CNS.

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About OpenCape

OpenCape Corporation is a 501c3 nonprofit technology company headquartered in Barnstable Village, in the Barnstable County complex. OpenCape owns and operates a state-of-the-art fiber optic network designed to serve local governments, businesses and residents in Southeast Massachusetts, the Cape and the Islands. OpenCape’s fiber network is on par with the most sophisticated and technically proficient fiber networks in the world. OpenCape Corporation also offers a variety of Internet services as part of our ongoing goal to advance the needs and interests of the communities we serve.

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Brian Hawthorne
Corero Marketing
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