SOURCE: Arbor Networks

October 28, 2008 09:00 ET

Rob Malan, Founder and Chief Technology Officer for Arbor Networks, Honored as Mass High Tech All-Star

Award Recognizes Influential and Dynamic Leaders From Across New England

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 28, 2008) - Mass High Tech, The Journal of New England Technology, has named Rob Malan to its list of 2008 All-Stars. Now in its 13th year, the Mass High Tech All-Stars award recognizes the leaders in New England's innovation economy.

Rob Malan, founder and chief technology officer of Arbor Networks, was one of more than 200 people nominated for consideration in 14 sectors, and has been selected as the top candidate for Networking. Malan, whose thesis work at the University of Michigan formed the basis for Arbor Networks' technology, is an inventor on many of the company's patents and his work has become a primary driver in helping to resolve some of the most critical networking and security challenges facing service providers today.

As co-founder and CTO of Arbor Networks, Malan plays an integral role in the evolution of this highly successful private company from his groundbreaking research to his ability to encourage collaboration across Internet service providers. Under his leadership and direction, Arbor has become a trusted partner of the Internet Service Provider (ISP) community, developing numerous, innovative industry initiatives that require cross-provider collaboration and sharing of anonymized data.

To date, Arbor has successfully launched the Fingerprint Sharing Alliance (FSA), a first-of-its-kind industry initiative aimed at helping network operators share Internet attack information automatically; the annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, which provides practical data to network operators so that they can make informed decisions about the use of network security technology to protect their mission-critical infrastructure; and ATLAS, the world's first globally scoped threat analysis network, which uses technology embedded in the world's largest ISP networks to sense and report on comprehensive worldwide threat intelligence.

"Rob Malan is without question one of the most influential and most promising network and security technologists of our generation," said Dr. Farnam Jahanian, co-founder and chairman of Arbor Networks. "Rob's influence and impact on our industry is best characterized by his unique ability to combine deep knowledge of Internet protocols and architectures with broad understanding of market and technology constraints."

"I am honored to have been selected as a 2008 Mass High Tech All Star," said Rob Malan, Arbor Networks co-founder and chief technology officer. "The past few years at Arbor have been a time of incredible growth and innovation as we work to enable ISPs to ensure the security, integrity and profitability of their networks."

"This year's All-Stars award winners once again show that Massachusetts and the surrounding region is a powerful center of the innovation economy and that we are lucky to have some of the brightest minds in the high tech and biomedical industries," said E. Douglas Banks, editor of Mass High Tech. "This year's pool of nominations was one of the strongest in the history of the project."

The honorees will be profiled in a special supplement in the October 31, 2008 edition of Mass High Tech.

An awards celebration and networking reception will be held on October 30, 2008 at The Charles Hotel in Cambridge, MA. Additional event information can be found online at

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks is a leading provider of security and network management solutions for global business networks, including more than 70 percent of the world's Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor delivers secure service control solutions that both protect global networks from the edge to the core from a host of threats, as well as help customers gain network-wide visibility they can translate into actionable business intelligence to generate new forms of revenue and maintain a competitive advantage. Arbor's solutions give customers a single, unified view into their networks' performance, helping them to quickly detect anomalous behavior, mitigate threats and enforce policy. Arbor also maintains the world's first globally scoped threat analysis network -- ATLAS -- which uses technology embedded in the world's largest ISP networks to sense and report on comprehensive worldwide threat intelligence.

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