SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

August 14, 2012 09:00 ET

Application Delivery Specialist Quadrant Networks Selects Arbor Networks' Pravail™ Availability Protection System to Help Ensure the Availability and Performance of Critical Enterprise Applications

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Aug 14, 2012) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and carrier networks, today announced that UK-based Quadrant Networks, the application delivery and security specialists, have selected Arbor's Pravail™ Availability Protection System (APS) in order to offer their enterprise and e-commerce customers on-premise protection against the number one threat to availability, application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. 

Application-layer DDoS attacks require on-premise protection because they generally consume little bandwidth and are stealthier in nature when compared to volumetric attacks that are best mitigated in the cloud. However, "low and slow" application-layer attacks can have a similar impact to service as they target specific characteristics of well-known applications such as HTTP, DNS, VoIP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

Quadrant Networks helps the UK's leading businesses and e-commerce properties avoid this problem by ensuring their mission critical applications are fast, secure and always available. By working with market leading, innovative technology partners such as Arbor Networks, Quadrant can meet the needs of any type of organization, with a consultative approach that results in customized, best-in-class solutions.

"When it comes to the availability of applications, businesses want to keep as much hands-on control as possible. By utilizing the Pravail APS, we can offer customers an on-premise solution that detects and mitigates application-layer DDoS attacks without interrupting application delivery and other network services," said Quadrant Networks co-founder and Technical Director Paul Risk. "Working with the world's leading solution suppliers, like Arbor Networks for DDoS mitigation, enables Quadrant Networks to focus on the specific needs of each customer's deployment so we can customize the best possible solution."

"Arbor has been focused on the DDoS problem for more than a decade. We understand that this is a highly complex, rapidly changing security challenge that requires purpose-built solutions. This is not a problem that can be adequately addressed by products that have DDoS mitigation as a feature among many," said Colin Doherty, Arbor Networks president. "With Pravail APS, we are empowering enterprises to maintain control over availability itself, using technology that has been battle-tested in the world's largest and most complex networks."

World Leader in DDoS Prevention
Arbor Networks customers include the vast majority of the world's ISPs and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a recent report from Infonetics Research titled, DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise, Mobile and Government market segments.

With Pravail APS, Arbor is bringing carrier-class DDoS detection and mitigation capabilities to the enterprise. The ATLAS® Intelligence Feed (AIF) is where Arbor's unique visibility into DDoS botnets is turned into real-time signatures that are updated automatically in the Pravail APS. The AIF keeps the enterprise perimeter protected against hundreds of botnet-fueled DDoS attack toolsets. Purpose-built for rapid deployment, even during an attack, Pravail APS does not require specialized security skills to deploy and operate. Finally, it provides network and security teams with full real-time reporting, visibility and forensic capabilities.

For more information on Arbor Networks® DDoS detection and mitigation solutions, please visit

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier 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 100+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

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