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Arbor Networks

February 25, 2013 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks Becomes a Founding Member of the Red Sky Alliance

Private Community Offers Actionable Threat Intelligence Complementing Arbor's Expertise and Research Into Advanced Cyber Threats

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 25, 2013) - Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced it has become a founding member of the Red Sky® Alliance -- a private social network of trusted security experts that collaborate on the identification and neutralization of malware and other advanced threats. Within this private portal, Red Sky members share actionable intelligence to effectively combat the much more complex and stealthy attacks that often go undetected by traditional security defenses. The intelligence from the Red Sky Alliance complements Arbor's existing real-time security intelligence gathered via Arbor's ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System and analyzed by Arbor's world-renowned ASERT security research team, providing an unparalleled level of visibility into both DDoS and advanced security threats.

As a founding member of the Red Sky Alliance, Arbor's research team has access to more than 23 million PCs that are being actively monitored for threat intelligence. That intelligence is immediately shared back into the Red Sky web portal and analyzed by Red Sky members who share a common goal of tracking, identifying and protecting against advanced threats. Combined with Arbor's existing threat intelligence coming from ATLAS and ASERT, Arbor is well-positioned to deliver an incredibly deep level of visibility into cyber threats to its customers, partners and the industry at large.

"Joining the Red Sky Alliance gives Arbor the opportunity to strengthen its global research footprint into advanced threats, an area that -- as you can see from recent headlines -- is a prime attack vector for hackers today," said Dan Holden, Director of Security Research, Arbor Networks. "Arbor is built on a long-standing heritage of information sharing and collaboration, and to be able to expand upon our existing efforts into advanced threats makes ASERT an even stronger security team. It also allows Arbor to continue to protect its customers from both the more traditional DDoS attacks and the more complex advanced threats that exist today."

"We are pleased to have Arbor Networks as a Founding Member of Red Sky Alliance," said Jim McKee, Founder and President of Red Sky Alliance. "Due to the frequency and complexity of cyber attacks today, organizations and service providers must work together as a team to combat these ever present threats."

About Red Sky Alliance
Red Sky Alliance is a real time private cyber neighborhood watch and when needed, an out of band 'war room'. Inside the portal, members share information about current advanced threats and assist each other with analysis, best practices, and preventing future attacks. On the back end, Red Sky analysts use the information to author Fusion Reports that detail, in a clear and cohesive way, all information known about the subject. The Fusion Report includes an executive summary, detailed analysis, mitigation recommendations, and a list of indicators in an easy to use Kill Chain format.
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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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