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Arbor Networks

July 08, 2013 11:09 ET

Arbor Networks Appoints Moncef Zid as Head of Development for North Africa

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwired - Jul 8, 2013) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced the appointment of Moncef Zid as head of development for North Africa. Mr. Zid will be responsible for implementing the business strategy of the company as well as expanding relationships with distribution channels and partners in the region. Mr. Zid will report to Eric Michonnet, Arbor Networks regional director for Southern Europe.

Prior to joining Arbor Networks, Mr. Zid was a Technical Director with Magirus France, which was acquired by Avnet, a distributor of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. In this role, he directed a team of pre-sales consultants and provided technical and commercial development support for network and security offerings around virtualization, next-generation data centers and cloud computing. Mr. Zid holds a Masters in Internet Networking System from Paris VII University and majored in mathematics and computer science at ENIS, Tunisia.

"Arbor Networks is excited to have someone of Moncef's experience and caliber on board. His regional knowledge and technical skills are undeniable assets that will help us quickly expand our operations in the region. We have a tremendous opportunity, as DDoS has become a primary concern among the segments we serve -- large enterprises, service providers and mobile operators," says Eric Michonnet.

World Leader in DDoS Mitigation
Arbor Networks' customers include the vast majority of the world's service providers and large enterprise networks. According to a June 2013 report from Infonetics Research titled, "DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook," Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS (distributed denial of service) prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments.

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The vast majority of the world's leading service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow® SP DDoS protection platform to proactively help 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's carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other 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.

Arbor's Pravail family includes the Pravail® Availability Protection System (APS), which looks out from the network perimeter to detect and mitigate, in real-time, application layer DDoS attacks. These stealthy attacks are a primary threat to security infrastructure solutions today which, if compromised, can threaten the very availability of networks themselves. Pravail® Network Security Intelligence (NSI) monitors network traffic data and uses advanced analytics to help organizations close the security gaps left by firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It looks inside the network to help protect intellectual property and data from theft or loss caused by advanced malware threats, internal network misuse or abuse, or via infected mobile devices connected to the network.

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 270+ 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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