SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

February 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks ATLAS® Threat Monitoring System Turns Six Years Old

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) -

  • Unique Insight into Global Threat Landscape; 250+ Participating Network Operators ; 43 Tbps of Internet Traffic Monitored
  • New Frost & Sullivan/Stratecast White Paper Available: Defeating Cyber Threats Requires a Wider Net

Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today celebrated the sixth anniversary of its ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System, the world's first global threat analysis network. ATLAS represents a collaborative partnership between Arbor Networks and its customers that delivers unmatched intelligence about cyber-attacks around the world.

"What separates Arbor from other vendors is how we leverage our pervasive service provider footprint to benefit all of our customers. As the value and benefit of the ATLAS data set has become richer, more customers have agreed to participate, which creates a virtuous cycle and greater security intelligence for all," said Colin Doherty, President of Arbor Networks. "Since 2009, we've seen a 3X increase in the number of participants and a 14X increase in the amount of Internet traffic monitored, totaling 43 Tbps of peak traffic today. We're very proud of ATLAS, the value it brings customers and what it says about their relationships with Arbor."

Unique Visibility Into the Global Threat Landscape
ATLAS utilizes data from a global network of darknet honeypot sensors and the malware / attack tool research undertaken by Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), combined with information derived from the traffic monitoring and threat detection systems of 250+ participating service providers around the world. From this unique vantage point, Arbor is ideally positioned to deliver intelligence about distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), malware and botnets that threaten Internet infrastructure, network availability and business asset security. Arbor customers enjoy the considerable competitive advantage of having both a micro view of their own network, combined with a macro view of global Internet traffic -- a powerful combination of network security intelligence that is unrivaled today.

Customer Benefits: What You Can't See Can Hurt You
What makes ATLAS so valuable to customers is that not only does Arbor provide visibility about the traffic and threats on their networks, but it can also provide broader visibility across the overall Internet threat landscape. After all, in order to defend against threats, you must be able to see them.

All types of network operators, whether enterprises, governments or service providers, can stay abreast of the latest threats by leveraging the ATLAS threat analysis and expertise of ASERT. This security intelligence is core to Arbor's products via the AIF (ATLAS Intelligence Feed) and ATF (Active Threat Feed). The use of these feeds keeps the products updated with the latest threat intelligence, enabling customers to quickly stop DDoS attacks and detect advanced threats before they impact critical business services.

Frost & Sullivan/Stratecast White Paper: Defeating Cyber Threats Requires a Wider Net
Arbor announced today the availability of a new white paper from Frost & Sullivan/Stratecast that provides an overview of ATLAS, and details why carriers and enterprises should participate in the ATLAS initiative; and, by association, why enterprises should take note of participating service providers when making their service selections.

"Arbor Networks has established services derived from years of practice in traffic collection, threat analysis and prevention. Our position is that a structured, worldwide, community-supported approach to threat analysis and response is fundamentally essential. The diversity, morphing velocity and sophistication of emerging threats calls for nothing less than a complete and real-time assessment of all battleground fronts. ATLAS has the carrier and enterprise relationship scale, expertise of ASERT and experience to support such an effort," said Michael Suby, Director of Stratecast.

Supporting Resources:

  • Click here to download a free copy of the Frost & Sullivan / Stratecast white paper
  • Visit Arbor's YouTube page for a video walk-through of ATLAS

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 250+ 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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