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Radware Talks Wikileaks’ Operation Payback at 2011 RSA Conference

PR Newswire — February 1, 2011

MAHWAH, N.J., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Radware(Nasdaq: RDWR), a leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced it will be presenting on the Wikileaks Operation Payback campaign — by providing defensive tactics against global ‘hactivism’ attacks, at the 2011 RSA Conference, held in San Francisco from February 14 – 18, 2011.

Radware’s Carl W. Herberger, Vice President of Security for the Americas will discuss how Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, designed by supporters of Wikileaks crippled multiple websites causing a domino effect. He will also address what technologies are required to effectively safeguard organizations from similar attacks in the future.

“The intent of the DDoS attacks was to disrupt operations or render the payment card brand and government websites unusable. By and large, it was successful,” said Herberger. “In almost every instance, the Operation Payback attack overwhelmed the target websites, even if ‘business appropriate’ technology protection was in place. We need to evaluate new integrated technologies that can fight hactivism’s coordinated, high-volume, multi-layered attack patterns to minimize or nullify business disruption and its global impact.”

On Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 1 pm in session SPO2-304, Herberger will discuss emerging characteristics and lessons learned from the Operation Payback attacks, including:

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