Press Releases

  • Proactive security: Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity showcases at RSA 2017 solutions for secure Internet of Things

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    A shift of paradigm in IT security is becoming more and more crucial to enable scalability in future Internet of Things infrastructures. At RSA Conference 2017 in San Francisco, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity showcases its embedded protocol and application classification solutions. These solutions promote a shift from a traditional, reactive blacklisting of known signatures to a highly pro-active whitelisting approach.

  • New realtime detection and extraction solution prevents JavaScript-based cyberattacks including sophisticated ransomware

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    Leipzig, Germany, Jan. 23, 2017 – To offer enterprises and organizations advanced network solutions for protection against script-based cyberattacks, leading IT security vendor Infotecs uses the new realtime JavaScript detection and extraction capabilities of Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity’s DPI engine in their next-generation firewall. 

  • New SCADA decoder protecting M2M communication from malicious code now available from Rohde & Schwarz and CELARE

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    Leipzig, Germany, November 14th, 2016 – Machine to machine (M2M) communication, which is increasingly important due to the Internet of Things (IoT), needs to be protected from hidden malicious code. The SCADA decoder available as part of R&S PACE 2 is now featured in CELARE’s innovative T-SENSE product and offered to industrial plant owners for the protection of their data network infrastructure.

  • Pica8 Extends SDN Leadership with the First OpenFlow 1.5 Implementation for White Box Switching

    PicOS 2.8 Introduces More Programmability for Integrators to Build SDN Solutions

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    PALO ALTO, Calif. – Oct 11, 2016 – Pica8 Inc., the one-stop source for white box networking, today announced that it has extended its leadership in SDN and OpenFlow programmability with the first white box NOS to support OpenFlow 1.5 through OVS 2.5.  Available in PicOS 2.8, OpenFlow 1.5 adds support for egress tables, user-defined ordered lists, and QoS features that enable network operators to program their switching environment to better integrate with SDN applications.


  • ipoque Releases Skype Filter and Extends Product Line

    ipoque releases new VoIP filter module for its line of PRX traffic managers which support detecting and blocking of Voice over IP traffic including Skype. The new entry-level Gigabit Ethernet appliance PRX-250 is added to the PRX line.

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    The new PRX-250 closes the gap between ipoque's enterprise and entry-level models. It features three Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and—similar to the Fast Ethernet models—passive cooling for maximum reliability. It achieves a packet rate of 60,000 packets/s and a throughput of 250 Mbit/s. Packet latency is below one millisecond.

    The PRX traffic managers classify network traffic based on application layer signatures (currently peer-to-peer-based file sharing, Voice over IP, instant messenger). Classified traffic can be logged, shaped or blocked.

  • ipoque alleviates Skype security risks

    PRX Traffic Manager now able to detect and block Skype Version 2.5

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    Leipzig, May 16, 2006 – Security experts keep issuing warnings about the risks implied by using the popular VoIP application Skype. The proprietary implementation along with its ability to penetrate firewalls pose a severe risk for corporate networks. With the latest Skype 2.5 beta version released on May 3, once again the protocol has been changed trying to improve its stealth capabilities. ipoque has acted immediately issuing an update for its traffic management and analysis solutions to support detecting and blocking of Skype up to the latest version. 

  • Efficient Traffic Management for Bandwidth Optimization in Corporate Networks

    ipoque introduces new bandwidth management solution to control undesired applications such as P2P, IM and Skype

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    Leipzig, June 7, 2006 – Mission-critical applications in corporate networks demand an unrestricted and highly reliable network connectivity. ipoque delivers the traffic management solutions to meet these requirements. The new models PRX-200 and PRX-200e are effective, powerful and highly reliable traffic management systems which are suitable for networks with data rates up to 200 Mbit/s.

  • P2P Raid in Germany Shows Little Effect

    ipoque survey proves: P2P traffic decreased by 15% only to be back to previous levels just three weeks after the massive crackdown on file sharing users in Germany

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    Leipzig, 21 June 2006 – On 23 May, the state prosecutor's office of Cologne, Germany, announced in a press release a massive police action against 3,500 eDonkey users who had shared copyright-protected material. This campaign has been supported by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). According to a survey conducted by ipoque, this reportedly "major strike" against Internet piracy has only had a short-term effect on P2P downloads. Only three weeks after the campaign, download volume is back to its previous level.

  • ipoque expands sales network

    New partner program aims to strengthen indirect sales

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    Leipzig, July 27, 2006 – ipoque, provider of Internet traffic management solutions, introduces its new partner program. Its objective is to establish and expand the wide international network of resellers and distributors. Based on comprehensive services, an effective marketing strategy and reliable technical support, ipoque offers significant benefits to partners and customers alike. Its products are among the most innovative in their market segment with a number of unique selling points.

  • ipoque PRX-2000: High Performance Traffic Management for P2P, VoIP and IM

    ipoque launches high-end system of the PRX series for application- and user-aware traffic management

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    Leipzig, August 16, 2006 – Operators of very large networks having to select a traffic management solution face a difficult decision: while affordable systems often lack the required performance, functionality and reliability, the established high-end solutions with their complex feature sets are often difficult to manage and very expensive. The new PRX-2000, tailored to fit the requirements of Internet service providers and large enterprises, sets a new standard in performance, reliability and price-performance ratio.

  • New ipoque Survey Confirms the Continuing Boom P2P File Sharing

    BitTorrent surpasses eDonkey and now generates more traffic in the German Internet than any other application

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    Munich/Leipzig, Germany, October 24, 2006 – P2P traffic generated by Internet file sharing is still on the rise in Germany. ipoque, provider of solutions for Internet traffic management and analysis, has conducted a survey on user behavior in the most popular file sharing networks during the last six months. The survey contains facts on the overall development of P2P traffic and detailed information on the type and amount of shared content. While current movies, music and computer games are still the most popular files, e-books and audio books have gained a high popularity too.

  • ipoque PRX Traffic Managers Help to Avoid Skype 3.0 Security Risks

    Detect and block the brand new beta release of the popular Internet telephony software

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    Leipzig, Germany, November 24, 2006 – On November 9 the brand new beta version of Skype 3.0 has been released. Experts keep emphasizing the vulnerabilities of the popular program pointing out the potential security risks. In addition, the use of Skype in a corporate network significantly increases the traffic volume thus interfering with other mission-critical applications. To help companies alleviate these risks, ipoque has immediately updated its PRX traffic managers, which are now capable to detect and – if necessary – block the latest Skype version.