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AlcaLu Unveils SDS

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LAS VEGAS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today the launch of a first-of-a-kind signaling defense solution to protect wireline and wireless carrier networks from signaling and Short Message Service (SMS) based intrusion.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 Signaling Defense System (SDS), now available globally, is the first solution on the market that can be deployed across a carrier's entire network for the protection of its Signaling System Number 7 (SS7) links to other mobile operators. SS7 is a global telecommunications standard that defines the procedures and protocols by which network elements in the public switched telephone network exchange information over a digital signaling network in order to handle wireless and wireline call setup, routing and control, as well as end user’s short text messages.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 SDS complements the Alcatel-Lucent 9900 Wireless Network Guardian, which detects IP traffic that threatens the performance of wireless data networks. Both products secure wireless carrier networks.

The Alcatel-Lucent 5074 SDS enables a carrier to permit, deny and modify signaling traffic across its network to address the risks associated with widespread interconnection and open access, including phantom traffic, revenue-impacting interoperability issues, SMS spam and hackers.

“We are pleased to provide our customers with a solution that enables operators to take control of all inter- and intra-carrier signaling and SMS traffic to minimize attacks via converged, open access networks," said Dave Geary, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s Multicore activities. "Our solution ensures network security, reliability, quality of service and revenue assurance for carriers as they provide customers with universal connectivity."

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