SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

November 16, 2010 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks Joins Cloud Security Alliance

Arbor's Peakflow Platform Secures Cloud Infrastructure

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for converged carrier networks and next-generation data centers, announced today that it has joined the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within cloud computing infrastructure as well as providing education on the uses of cloud computing to help secure all other forms of computing.

Arbor Networks® will work with the CSA to promote a common level of understanding regarding necessary security requirements for operating in the cloud, while promoting independent research and best practices for secure cloud computing.

Arbor Networks is a global leader in securing cloud-based infrastructure and ensuring the availability of cloud services. Arbor's Peakflow® products protect the data center from internet-borne attacks and are also used to visualize traffic within the data center and between virtual machines. Additionally, many of the world's leading service providers are utilizing the Peakflow platform to deploy cloud-based managed security offerings in an easy and scalable way to protect their enterprise customers' networks from cyber attacks.

Arbor's Peakflow SP platform ("Peakflow SP") is 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, prevent distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and strengthen the quality of their service. Tightly integrated with Peakflow SP is 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 forced to complete the attack for the attackers, shutting down services for not just the intended victim, but others using the same shared infrastructure in data center and cloud environments.

"There are a number of security considerations for enterprises looking to adopt cloud computing," said Rob Malan, Arbor Networks co-founder and chief technology officer. "Arbor's focus is on the availability and integrity of data and services within cloud-based infrastructures. We look forward to sharing our experiences and learning from other members of the CSA who have been dealing with the challenges of cloud security."

"For years, Arbor Networks has been working with some of the largest services providers in the world, helping them deliver cloud-based managed security services such as DDoS protection or Clean Pipes. They bring real-world expertise to the CSA and we look forward to working with them in developing a framework to ensure the security and availability of cloud computing," said Jim Reavis, executive director and co-founder of the CSA.

About Cloud Security Alliance
The Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of best practices for providing security assurance within Cloud Computing, and to provide education on the uses of Cloud Computing to help secure all other forms of computing. The Cloud Security Alliance is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners, corporations, associations and other key stakeholders. For further information, the Cloud Security Alliance Web site is www.cloudsecurityalliance.org.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks® is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for converged carrier networks and next-generation data centers, 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 arbornetworks.com

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