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Arbor Networks

September 12, 2012 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks Appoints Country Manager for China Market

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that it has appointed Daniel Cai as China country manager. Mr. Cai brings with him more than 25 years of high-tech experience having previously worked for leading technology companies such as Hewlett Packard, EMC, Avocent and Sun Microsystems. Based in Beijing, Mr. Cai will focus primarily on new business development, strengthening Arbor's relationships with service provider, hosting and enterprise customers as well as strengthening key channel partner relationships.

Arbor Networks has been active in China since 2003 and has gained significant traction with some of the country's largest wireline and mobile operators, including China Telecom, Hunan Mobile, among others.

"Daniel brings extensive channel management experience, as well as deep knowledge of telecom and security issues facing enterprises and service providers in China. His extensive business development and management experience will be a valuable asset for Arbor's local employees, partners and customers," said Attley Ng, Arbor Networks vice president for Asia.

"This is an exciting time to be joining Arbor Networks as the company has a significant traction in China. Network operators in China are dealing with tremendous challenges related to the rapid growth of their customer bases and associated demands on their infrastructure. Arbor's comprehensive, proven, solutions for network security and management are very much needed by operators today. I'm excited to work with the team, and our partners across China to bring these critical capabilities to the broader market," said Daniel Cai, Arbor's China country manager.

World Leader in DDoS Mitigation
Arbor Networks' 450 customers include the vast majority of the world's service providers 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, Government and Mobile market segments.

Integrated DDoS Detection and Mitigation for Service Providers
The vast majority of the world's leading service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow® SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services. The Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS' carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining legitimate business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

Dynamic Threat Landscape: DDoS Targeting Businesses of All Sizes
With the rise of hacktivism in recent years, any enterprise operating online can become a target, because of who they are, what they sell or who they partner with. The explosion of inexpensive and readily-accessible attack tools is enabling anyone to carry out DDoS attacks. At the other end of the spectrum, commercial DDoS services are running full-steam, with a variety of service offerings available. Botnets 'for hire' are springing up everywhere, and unskilled attackers are now able to hire botnet services for bargain-basement prices. Just as an enterprise can subscribe to a technology provider or a cloud-based DDoS mitigation service, hacktivists can subscribe to a DDoS service to launch attacks. Not only can potential customers "test drive" DDoS attack services before purchasing, they also can get discounts for multiple purchases. Some services offer persistent attacks for as little as $1000/month. This has profound implications for the threat landscape, risk profile, network architecture and security deployments for any business operating online today.

Availability and Investment Protection for the Enterprise
Application-layer DDoS attacks require on-premise protection because they generally consume little bandwidth and are stealthier in nature when compared to flood-based 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). Arbor's Pravail™ Availability Protection System (APS) is the first on-premise security product focused on securing the enterprise perimeter from threats against availability -- specifically, protection against application-layer DDoS attacks.

What makes Arbor's approach to DDoS such an important solution for the enterprise is that it not only protects against availability threats such as application-layer DDoS attacks, it provides investment protection to existing security infrastructure. For example, firewalls and IPS are designed for important security problems other than DDoS. They were built to stop unauthorized access to critical resources, enforce corporate security policies and prevent data loss. What's changed is that availability itself is now under assault and it requires a solution designed specifically for today's complex DDoS problem.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider 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 120+ network operators across the globe, the ATLAS initiative enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com and our blog at http://ddos.arbornetworks.com/

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks logo and Arbor Networks: Smart. Available. Secure. are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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