SOURCE: Arbor Networks

February 20, 2007 11:42 ET

Arbor Networks Announces Strategic Partnership With Switzerland's Netcloud AG

Netcloud AG to Offer Arbor's Peakflow Security Products to Customers in Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare and Service Provider Markets

LEXINGTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2007 -- Arbor Networks®, a leading provider of core-to-core network security and operational performance for global business networks, today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with Swiss networking and telephony specialists Netcloud AG. Netcloud AG will offer the complete range of Arbor Peakflow products to provide its customers with increased security offerings and improved network security through network-wide data collection, data analysis, anomaly detection and threat mitigation. Arbor Networks currently generates forty percent of revenue from international markets, much of it through strategic partner relationships with companies like Netcloud AG.

Headquartered in Winterthur Switzerland, Netcloud AG provides security, routing/switching, wireless technology and IP telephony services, including network planning and design, managing technical projects, creating network documentation, troubleshooting, as well as organizing IT workshops and training. Netcloud AG has a strong presence in financial services, insurance, healthcare and service providers markets.

"In Switzerland, there are still many companies that urgently need to wake up to the security threats surrounding their business," said Patrick Hempele, sales manager at Netcloud AG. "Arbor Networks solutions offer a final wall of defense when all other security devices fail, which is very important with attacks becoming evermore sophisticated and targeted. Through Arbor's Peakflow platform, IT administrators will be able to track and identify, in real-time, new and emerging threats as they appear so that they can react before the network is affected."

"We are excited about this agreement with Netcloud, one of the leading technology providers in the Swiss market," said Rob Pollard, Arbor's vice president for the European and Asian markets. "Arbor's network security solutions are installed in the vast majority of the world's largest service providers, as well as many of the largest enterprise networks. Working with Netcloud AG, we look forward to making significant inroads in the Swiss market, as we have across Europe with the help of our other strategic partner relationships."

Arbor's solutions are built upon the Peakflow platform, an architecture for network-wide data collection, analysis and anomaly detection. The Peakflow platform leverages flow data to provide network-wide visibility and anomaly detection by determining what's "normal" on the network and then alerting network and security managers to abnormalities as they occur. Arbor Networks provides solutions for both enterprises and service providers with Arbor Peakflow X and Arbor Peakflow SP products, respectively.

The Arbor Peakflow X product is designed for the internal enterprise network, and allows organizations to solve their internal security threats while maintaining business continuity. Arbor Peakflow SP is a network-wide infrastructure security solution which enables service providers to address network availability threats for their enterprise customers.

The Peakflow platforms are complemented by Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT). ASERT is a security monitoring service staffed with some of the world's most talented network security professionals. The global penetration of Arbor's flow-based anomaly detection devices in more than seventy percent of the world's service provider networks is a distinct advantage for Arbor's security researchers and customers. ASERT is able to analyze and track large scale vulnerabilities as they develop, enabling Arbor to better serve its customers by helping them prioritize resources to stop vulnerabilities that are the most imminent threats to their networks. Along with data from public and proprietary sources, ASERT provides Arbor products and customers with timely updates called fingerprints. Fingerprints are detailed traffic behavioral signatures of known or emerging threats. These fingerprints are used in Arbor Peakflow products for both the service provider and enterprise communities.

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: To learn more about the Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) -- the company's security research arm -- please visit the ASERT blog:

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