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Top Layer and Globix provide solution to protect customers’ website transactions in response to intensity of attacks

July 21 2004 -- Top Layer Networks, Inc., a provider of globally proven intrusion prevention solutions, have today announced a collaboration with Globix, a leading Internet Application and Infrastructure Management Services Provider, to help provide the Network Defender Series, a new addition to Globix’s range of managed security services.

The Globix Network Defender Series provides network-level Intrusion Prevention to guard against the growing number of malicious attacks such as Syn floods, HTTP based worms and the devastating effects of Denial of Service (DoS) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. The Network Defender Series is available as a dedicated or shared service. It has been launched after six months of intensive development and testing, using a combination of in-house engineering and programming and intrusion prevention hardware from Top Layer Networks.

The mitigation service filters and cleanses attack traffic allowing legitimate traffic to be forwarded to the customer site ensuring uptime for business critical applications. The Globix Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) utilises Top Layer’s recently launched Attack Mitigator 5500 and is capable of handling attack traffic speeds of up to 1Gbits per second. This enables the service to provide 100% inspection against a specific set of pre-determined rules. Any traffic that is identified as a threat is dropped, allowing only ‘cleansed traffic’ to be routed to the website ensuring clients continue to be served.

The service is launched as a part of the continued development of value adding services provided by Globix, and is designed to thwart attacks specifically to a customer’s transactional web servers. Globix plans to use its experience to extend its expertise and knowledge base of attack patterns to drive forward a product development roadmap which ensures its clients have the best possible security services available to support their businesses today and tomorrow.

Phillip Cheek, Managing Director for Globix UK said, “The recent high profile spate of DDOS type attacks created havoc and lost revenues to a number of companies that were targeted because of their profile as high volume, low transactional value sites – these attacks were designed to create maximum damage because the revenue was lost – not displaced. This trend of attack served as a warning to the whole online trading community that brute force does hurt and preventative security is absolutely critical to stopping this.”

“With Network Defender, Globix has prioritised prevention and developed a leading edge network level Mitigation service which offers high performance protection against these increasing risks, and with the choice of a shared or dedicated service this responds to and anticipates customer needs,” Cheek continued.

Paul Lawrence, Top Layer’s General Manager EMEA & Asia commented, “ The Globix initiative is both a radical service and an absolute business imperative. There’s no doubt that companies need this type of well thought out service from their infrastructure partner. Globally, we’re seeing this type of brute force attack increase in force and complexity. Even when victims quickly adapt their networks to stop these threats – the attack moves ‘up-stream’ to the ISP and hosting company - in essence achieving the same effect. Globix has anticipated this and is offering a solution with the proposition – we’ll just provide you with clean traffic at wire-speed. This is an excellent proposition and demonstrates both the high performance capabilities of the Attack Mitigator 5500 – 1000 series, our most powerful IPS to date, but more importantly, it amplifies Globix’s commitment and responsibility to its clients.”

About Globix
Globix ( (OTCBB:GBXX) is a leading provider of application, media and infrastructure management services. Globix provides flexible business solutions, which combine skills, support, technology and experience to enable our customers to use the Internet as a way to provide business benefits and sustain a competitive advantage. By managing complex application, media and infrastructure environments, we help our clients protect Internet revenue streams, improve user satisfaction and reduce technology operating costs and risks. Our clients include operating divisions of Fortune 100 companies as well as mid-sized enterprises in a number of vertical markets including media and publishing, technology, financial services, health care and government. Globix and its subsidiaries have operations in New York NY, London UK, Santa Clara CA, Fairfield NJ, Fairfax VA and Atlanta GA.

About Top Layer Networks, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Top Layer Networks ( develops network security solutions that enable enterprises worldwide to protect their infrastructure and critical online assets from cyber threats. The Company’s patented, ASIC-based products are engineered to deliver accurate and reliable protection mechanisms while operating as robust in-line network devices. Top Layer Networks is headquartered in Westboro, Massachusetts with sales and support presence in France, Germany, Japan, Korea, and the United Kingdom.

For further information:
Barrie Desmond
Cohesive Communications
+44 1291 626200

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