Yes Satellite Television Service Provider Says ‘Yes’ to Radware’s ADC and Application Security Solutions


Israel’s only direct broadcast satellite television service provider wanted best-of-breed solution for global load balancing and cyber security for its video-on-demand service  

Radware (NASDAQ: RDWR) a leading provider of application delivery and application security solutions for virtual and cloud data centers, today announced that Yes Satellite, Israel's only direct broadcast satellite service provider, has successfully deployed Radware’s AppDirector®, intelligent application delivery controller (ADC) platform, and Attack Mitigation System (AMS) to help it deliver uninterrupted video-on-demand-service to Yes’s customers.

Yes Satellite launched its video-on-demand (VOD) service in March 2010 using over-the-top technology to deliver high-quality video over an Internet connected home network. During a recent expansion of the service, Yes Satellite needed extra service capacity, requiring additional throughput for uninterrupted and secure service that could scale over time when adding more users and services. In addition, Yes Satellite also needed a solution to mitigate network attacks that might have threatened to disrupt service to its subscribers.

To solve these challenges, Yes Satellite selected Radware’s ADC solution for its advanced global load balancing and on-demand scalability features that ensure the availability and fast responsiveness of its VOD service with minimal latency to give customers the best quality of experience. Also, with AppDirector’s advanced Layer 4 through 7 policies and granular application intelligence for end-to-end networking, Yes Satellite could eliminate traffic surges, server bottlenecks, connectivity disconnects and server downtime in order to enable the service's access, continuity and redundancy.

Yes Satellite also chose Radware’s AMS to protect its application infrastructure against network and application cyber threats. Yes Satellite had been the target of several cyber attacks in the recent past that included network scans and DNS floods. Yes Satellite went with Radware’s AMS, the industry’s first fully integrated IT security strategy and portfolio, because of its success protecting user’s application infrastructure in real time against network and application downtime, application vulnerability exploitation, malware spread, information theft, web service attacks and web defacement. Radware’s AMS provides the most comprehensive solution to fight multi-vulnerability campaigns that are hard to defend against because they are aimed at multiple layers in the IT architecture, particularly at network infrastructure equipment, servers and applications.

Radware supplements these capabilities by adding the human factor — the professional security consultants of its Emergency Response Team (ERT) who are available around the clock. As literal “first responders” to cyber attacks, Radware’s ERT members gained their extensive experience by successfully dealing with some of the industry’s most notable hacking episodes, providing the knowledge and expertise to mitigate the kind of attack a business’s security team may never have handled.

“Delivering video streaming applications through our VOD service required highly-available bandwidth, advanced global load balancing and integrated security. A critical point in our decision was being able to achieve this through a single vendor, and Radware gave us that option,” said Moti Stambulchick, head of infrastructure, Yes Satellite. “Radware’s AppDirector keeps our VOD customers’ services always on; and if there is a business continuity issue, it automatically redirects traffic to the nearest available data center, so there is no interruption in service. Also, Radware’s AMS automatically detects and blocks any security threats including DNS floods or network intrusion, providing an end-to-end system management solution.”

The solution delivered a cost-effective, highly-scalable system to support increased bandwidth traffic and network security without the need to add hardware. Not only has Radware’s AMS already detected and mitigated cyber attacks on the Yes Satellite network, the combined solution is delivering best quality experience to Yes Satellite VOD subscribers while saving Yes Satellite nearly 40 percent in deployment costs.

“Delivering on demand video streaming services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers requires flexible solutions to meet application availability and performance demands while mitigating network attacks,” said Ofir Hatzor, regional director, France, Spain and Israel Sales at Radware. “Yes Satellite demanded ‘no excuses’ application availability and security, and Radware’s AppDirector and AMS delivered. Our solutions provide Yes Satellite with accelerated application performance and global server availability for fast, reliable and secure delivery of VOD services with a multi-layered attack mitigation solution to protect against emerging network attacks and application vulnerability exploitation.”

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