SOURCE: Arbor Networks

April 02, 2007 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks Announces Enhancements to Arbor Peakflow X 3.7

Integration With Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) Provides Globally Scoped View of Malicious Activity, Reducing Time Spent Manually Collecting and Analyzing Data

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 2, 2007 -- Arbor Networks, a provider of core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks, today announced a new version of its enterprise solution, Arbor Peakflow X 3.7, that includes new functionality designed to improve time to resolution for enterprise network, security and operations staff.

Peakflow X 3.7 includes integration of data gathered by Arbor's Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS), the world's first globally scoped threat analysis network, dramatically reducing the manual collection and analysis of new vulnerabilities, exploits, botnets and malware. Peakflow X 3.7 also includes an extended audit trail for compliance reporting; enhanced Flow support for IPFIX; a web services Application Programming Interface (API) that allows users to perform data queries and to integrate Peakflow X data with existing internal systems or customer portals; and finally, enhancements to the User Interface that result in more intuitive, efficient workflow.

"Enterprise networking and security staff are overwhelmed by the multitude of threats, compliance requirements and operational issues involved in managing a corporate network today," said Paul Morville, Arbor's vice president of product management. "With Peakflow X 3.7, we are addressing this through the integration of ATLAS data, APIs and User Interface improvements, all of which make it possible to automate processes and improve time to resolution."

Peakflow X is used for three main purposes: internal network security, network-wide traffic visibility and compliance. Peakflow X constructs a system-wide view of the entire network, auto-learning host behaviors to determine who talks to whom, and how. In real-time, Arbor Peakflow X compares traffic against these baselines to perform network behavior analysis (NBA), an innovative management technique used to identify developing security threats that do not yet have signatures -- and therefore may easily slip by other devices such as intrusion prevention systems and firewalls -- including virulent "zero day" attacks.

"Peakflow X is a product that allows us to leverage and augment prior investments in network infrastructure equipment, network analysis and network security products. We use Peakflow X for two main purposes, to detect unknown threats that are not detected by our signature-based security products such as Anti-Virus, IPS and HIPS and we also use it for network segmentation and profiling," said David Arbo, director of network security at American President Lines. "In Peakflow X 3.7, we use the newly integrated ATLAS global threat detection along with the Active Threat Feed (ATF) policies to help us detect and prioritize our internal threat mitigation efforts."

ATLAS Integration

With the help of the service provider community, Arbor Networks has developed ATLAS, a globally distributed darknet sensor network to deliver intelligence on host/port scanning activity, zero-day exploits and worm propagation, security events and vulnerability disclosures and dynamic botnet and phishing infrastructures. The integration of ATLAS data into Peakflow X 3.7 eases the burden and stress on already stretched security and networking resources by eliminating manual collection and analysis of specific threats in favor of automated, customer-specific information generated by ATLAS. Other features and benefits of ATLAS integration include:

--  Intelligent resource allocation enabled by reducing manual collection
    and analysis of new vulnerabilities, exploits and malware
--  Enhanced analysis reduces resources spent conducting initial analysis
    to ascertain perspective regarding threats
--  Threat propagation trending intelligence helps prioritize software
    patching process, AV signature deployment and security infrastructure
    tuning
    
Other Peakflow X 3.7 enhancements include:
--  Extended Audit Trail improves compliance by enabling users to
    historically view and track all changes, and it provides a summary page of
    the ten most recent audit trail changes for quick review
--  Support for IP Flow Information eXport (IPFIX), a standard way of
    exporting information related to IP flows, increasing Arbor's total router
    and switch support
--  APIs allow for complete customization and integration of Peakflow X
    into a customer's network management and security environment
--  User Interface improvements that results in more intuitive, efficient
    workflow, reducing time to resolution
    
Availability

Arbor Peakflow X 3.7 is available today. For more information, please contact Arbor Networks sales at 866.212.7267.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks delivers core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks. Arbor's Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) solutions are based on the Arbor Peakflow platform, providing real-time views of network activity which enable organizations to instantly protect against worms, DDoS attacks, insider misuse, and traffic and routing instability, as well as to segment and harden networks from future threats. Today, Arbor Networks' customer base is comprised of a broad range of service provider and enterprise customers within a variety of industries spanning the globe, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the company's security expertise. All rely on the Arbor Peakflow platform to prevent costly downtime, enable network cleanup and increase customer trust.

To learn more about Arbor Networks, please visit: http://www.arbornetworks.com. To learn more about the Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) -- the company's security research arm -- please visit the ASERT blog: http://asert.arbornetworks.com. To learn more about the Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) Initiative -- please visit http://atlas.arbornetworks.com.

Note to Editors: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ATLAS and the Arbor Networks logo are trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brands may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

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