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tw telecom Introduces New Capabilities to Protect Business Networks During Denial of Service Attacks

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

tw telecom Introduces New Capabilities to Protect Business Networks During Denial of Service Attacks

17:47 EDT Tuesday, April 30, 2013

- Delivers innovative, predictable customer experience to meet enterprise security needs
- Easy to understand, simple to use service provides cost effective protection with immediate response times to identify, confirm and mitigate DoS attacks

LITTLETON, Colo., April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- tw telecom inc. (NASDAQ: TWTC), a leading provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and world-wide, today announced  new  service capabilities designed to protect customer networks during a denial of service attack. DDoS Scrubbing service immediately filters out malicious traffic while allowing good data to flow through the network during an attack; thereby keeping business customers connected to the Internet, maintaining their web presence, and continuing their business as usual. 

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"Our DDoS Scrubbing service offers granular traffic management, which protects customer network resources so they can continue to operate at high levels of quality without impeding network performance," said Trent Pham, Director of Security Product Portfolio at tw telecom.

iParadigms, a tw telecom DDoS Scrubbing service customer, is a leading provider of originality checking and online grading that provides service to 70% of U.S. colleges as well as some international colleges. "We operate completely online, so being connected to the Internet is critical to our business," said Will Lowe, Vice President - IT Operations, iParadigms.  "We experienced a denial of service attack against our site, which crippled our ability to conduct business.  tw telecom immediately stepped in and provided us with DDoS Scrubbing, which allowed us to recover quickly from these attacks, continue to operate online and protect us against further DoS attacks." 

Most companies today have some form of web presence as part of their business strategy.  "Resilience against DoS attacks is becoming more important to a larger cross section of organizations," said Amy DeCarlo, Principal Analyst ? Security and Data Center Services, Current Analysis.  "tw telecom's service is designed to maintain stability of a customer's network without disrupting their current traffic.  This gives tw telecom customers integral protection against such threats." 

tw telecom developed its DDoS Scrubbing service in response to customers' needs for network protection from denial of service attacks.  The service provides around the clock monitoring and protection against such attacks, which are becoming more and more frequent. 

"Our goal is to minimize any down time so our customers stay connected," Pham said. 

The data inspection and DoS protection capability of tw telecom's DDoS Scrubbing service is all enabled across tw telecom's nationwide network so that attack mitigations occur away from the customer's network.    

"Our service is transparent to the customer," Pham said.  "tw telecom inspects and filters a DoS attack at the edge of its network, giving it the ability to fight an attack before it enters the network.  The service is easy to understand, simple to use and provides rapid response times to notify customers of a potential attack and begin protection once an attack has occurred."

tw telecom continues to innovate around its Business Ethernet service platform that is the foundation for its Intelligent Network.  This customer commitment to innovation and delivering reliable network solutions, its resilient national fiber network, and an extensive product portfolio enables tw telecom to deliver consistent, secure, scalable and predictable network connections to enterprises throughout the U.S. 

tw telecom is consistently one of the top three providers of Business Ethernet throughout the U.S., according to leading industry analysts Vertical Systems Group and Frost & Sullivan. 

About tw telecom inc.tw telecom, headquartered in Littleton, Colo., is a leading national provider of managed services, including Business Ethernet, converged and IP VPN solutions for enterprises throughout the U.S. and globally. tw telecom also delivers secure, scalable private connections for transport data networking, Internet access, voice, VPN, VoIP and security to large organizations and communications services companies. Employing a resilient fiber network infrastructure, robust product portfolio and its own Intelligent Network capabilities, tw telecom delivers customers overall economic value, an industry-leading quality service experience, and improved business productivity. Please visit www.twtelecom.com for more information.

SOURCE tw telecom

For further information: Bob Meldrum, bob.meldrum@twtelecom.com, 303.566.1354 - office, 303.324.9588 - mobile

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