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Infonetics Research Report Identifies Arbor Networks as World Leader in DDoS Prevention

June 27, 2013

Arbor’s DDoS Technology Leads in Enterprise, Carrier and Mobile Markets

BURLINGTON, Mass. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013

Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that a June 2013 report from Infonetics Research titled DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, cited Arbor Networks as the top supplier of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) prevention solutions overall, as well as in the carrier, enterprise and mobile market segments.

Market Drivers for DDoS Prevention

According to Infonetics, the key drivers for increased investment in DDoS prevention solutions include:

  • Ever-increasing size, speed, duration, and complexity of attacks
  • Unabated growth of Internet traffic with no end in sight as M2M carries the momentum that mobile devices started
  • Growing enterprise demand for on premise (or hybrid cloud/on-premise) DDoS prevention solutions
  • Data center consolidation, data center upgrades, and the rollout of cloud infrastructure
  • Deployment of managed DDoS services

“Despite the entry of many new players, Arbor has maintained a leadership position in DDoS prevention for more than a decade. They leveraged their extensive service provider footprint and experience to build the Pravail® family of solutions for enterprise customers who are being bombarded with high profile, targeted, and sustained attacks. Many enterprises will deploy a hybrid DDoS mitigation solution that starts on-premise and is supported in the cloud,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst with Infonetics Research.

“Arbor just finished a series of customer summit meetings around the world bringing large enterprise network operators, carriers, cloud and hosting providers together for two days of meetings. They operate networks of vastly different size and scale, but they share many of the same challenges and pressures, from network management complexity to outsourcing and loss of control over network assets to staffing skill sets and budget,” said Colin Doherty, President of Arbor Networks.

“Arbor benefits greatly from these discussions. We know that great products are more than bells and whistles. They have to do the job technically, but they must also be easy to deploy, operate and manage. Our goal is to deliver products that do what they say they’ll do, but also act as a “force multiplier”, making the customers’ network and security teams the experts. Arbor aims to provide more security context with a clearer view into their network so that they can solve problems faster, ultimately reducing the risk to their business. Without these customer meeting and discussions, I don’t think we’d fully appreciate these particular challenges or put so much emphasis into solving them.”

Arbor Networks® Solutions Portfolio

The vast majority of the world's leading service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow® SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services. The Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS's carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

Arbor’s Pravail family includes the Pravail® Availability Protection System (APS), which looks out from the network perimeter to detect and mitigate, in real-time, application-layer DDoS attacks. These stealthy attacks are a primary threat to security infrastructure solutions today which, if compromised, can threaten the very availability of networks themselves. Pravail® Network Security Intelligence (NSI) monitors network traffic data and uses advanced analytics to help organizations close the security gaps left by firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It looks inside the network to help protect intellectual property and data from theft or loss caused by advanced malware threats, internal network misuse or abuse, or via infected mobile devices connected to the network.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, including the vast majority of the world's Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor's proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 270+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends and to learn about our DDoS mitigation services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com and visit our blog.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks logo and Arbor Networks: Smart. Available. Secure. are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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