SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

July 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks Announces Strategic Reseller Relationship in Asia With Datacraft

Datacraft Adds Arbor's Peakflow Product Lines to Its Security Solution Portfolio

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -  Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for global business networks, announced a strategic partnership with Datacraft Hong Kong, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dimension Data. Datacraft works with a broad portfolio of market-leading technology suppliers and enjoys deep connections within Asia's service provider, hosting and data center operators. 

"Datacraft has a reputation for delivering world-class, market leading IT solutions," said Attley Ng, Arbor Networks Vice President for Asia. "Our security products fit nicely within Datacraft Hong Kong's solutions portfolio and address critical issues such as service availability and security for clients across Asia."

"Arbor Networks' Peakflow products have proven themselves in some of the largest and most sophisticated networks in the world," said Francis Pang, General Manager for Datacraft Hong Kong. "Arbor's products, and the services and support that back them, are highly reputable and established among the network service provider community. With the security landscape becoming increasingly challenging in the era of cloud computing, Arbor Networks is addressing many of our clients' main concerns such as the availability and integrity of their data. We look forward to working with Arbor to help our clients address these critical issues."

Datacraft Hong Kong will be selling the full line of Arbor Networks Peakflow® solutions, including Peakflow SP platform ("Peakflow SP"), the de facto standard for IP flow-based network security, visibility and analysis. The vast majority of the world's leading service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow SP to proactively fend off malicious threats, thwart distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and strengthen the quality of their service. In addition to being their security platform of choice, Peakflow SP enables these organizations to reduce cost by improving IPv4 and IPv6 traffic engineering and operational efficiencies. 

Peakflow SP is tightly integrated with Arbor's Threat Management System (TMS) that automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic while maintaining legitimate business traffic. Without the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, network operators are compelled to shut down the services for the intended victims as well as the other users on the same shared infrastructure in data center and cloud environments.

Arbor's enterprise solution, Peakflow X, is available in an appliance-based version as well as a virtualized version, and it provides the pervasive and intelligent network visibility that's needed to monitor the external security threats, internal network usage, and more than 100 bandwidth-sapping applications that can jeopardize network performance and business success. Peakflow X leverages IP flow technology in existing network devices. It analyzes flow statistics to define normal network behavior. Then, in real-time, its embedded Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) technology identifies abnormal activity that can indicate a developing security attack long before its signature is created. Since Peakflow X detects network anomalies and threats using NBA technology, it's complementary to signature-based security products such as IDS/IPS, anti-virus and firewalls.

About Datacraft
Datacraft is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dimension Data plc (LSE: DDT), a US$4 billion leading global IT solutions and services provider. Datacraft operates in over 55 offices across 13 Asia Pacific countries. We help clients plan, build, support, manage, improve and innovate their IT infrastructures. Datacraft combines an expertise in networking, security, data centre, storage, Microsoft solutions and converged communications & contact centre technologies, with advanced skills in consulting, integration, training and managed services to craft IT solutions for businesses. For more information, please visit www.datacraft-asia.com

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's secure service control solutions give customers a single, unified view into their networks' performance, helping them to quickly detect anomalous behavior, mitigate threats and enforce policy. This translates into actionable business intelligence to generate new forms of revenue and to maintain a competitive advantage.

Arbor also maintains ATLAS -- a unique collaborative effort with 100+ service providers across the globe sharing real-time security, traffic and routing information. No other entity today has both aggregated this much real-time information about what is happening across the Internet and developed the means for cross-provider collaboration that informs numerous business decisions.

For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends, please visit the www.arbornetworks.com

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