SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

February 22, 2011 17:00 ET

Arbor Networks Peakflow SP Platform Delivers DDoS Protection to Harbour MSP

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) - Arbor Networks, Inc. (, a leading provider of security and network management solutions for converged carrier networks and next-generation data centers, announced today that Harbour MSP, a subsidiary of Frontline Systems and one of Australia's leading providers of managed IT services, has deployed the Peakflow SP platform in order to deliver differentiated security and traffic reporting services to their government and large enterprise customers. The announcement coincides with Government Technology Review's Cloud Computing Forum 2011 at the Hotel Realm in Canberra, Australia.

Harbour MSP owns and operates Internet Data Centers (IDC) in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and Shanghai. They deliver a comprehensive range of capabilities including everything from basic co-location to the design, build and operation of the most complex, high-availability hosted environments. Harbour MSP service offerings include managed infrastructure, monitoring, utility and cloud, Internet and data center services.

"Availability is everything for a hosting and managed services provider and DDoS represents one of the biggest threats there is," said Andrew Hardy, commercial manager with Harbour MSP. "The combination of Arbor Networks' Peakflow SP and Threat Management System enables us to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks that can impact availability of customer applications, data and services. Additionally, the Peakflow SP platform enables us to provide a portal to our customers enabling them to see real-time reports on their internal traffic and routing. This combination of detection, mitigation and reporting is a big competitive differentiator for Harbour MSP."

"DDoS represents a major threat to today's IDC because a DDoS attack directed at one consumer has the potential to disrupt services for other organizations making use of the same multitenant cloud infrastructure," said Nick Race, Arbor Networks country manager for Australia and New Zealand. "Peakflow SP not only delivers protection from external attacks such as volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, it also addresses internal threats like malicious insiders and compromised hosts."

Arbor's Peakflow SP platform delivers a fully integrated, carrier-class solution for the detection and surgical mitigation of both volumetric DDoS, application-layer attacks and also from internal threats like malicious insiders and compromised hosts. Arbor's Peakflow SP platform delivers three pillars of protection for IDC operators:

  • Network Infrastructure Protection: Detect and stop DDoS attacks that impact network infrastructure and core IP services.
  • Application/Service Protection: Ensure the security, availability and performance of the data center's applications and services.
  • Data Protection: Assure data is not being accessed or removed by unauthorized persons.

The Peakflow SP platform can also complement or protect existing IDC security products. For example, Peakflow SP TMS can be deployed in front of traditional firewalls or intrusion detection and protection systems (IDPS) and act as a "first line of defense" that helps reduce the load and further optimize the performance of these devices. Peakflow SP TMS has also been used to protect and maintain the availability of these traditional security systems, which are targets of DDoS attacks.

For more information on Arbor Networks DDoS Detection & Mitigation Solutions

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. 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 proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect our customers' networks, businesses and brands. Arbor's unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via ATLAS -- a unique collaborative effort with 100+ network operators across the globe sharing 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 and our blog at

Note to Editors: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ATLAS and the Arbor Networks logo are trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Harbour MSP
Harbour MSP, a Frontline Systems Company provides a flexible range of secure, highly available IT infrastructure to support the demands of enterprise applications across Australasia.

Harbour MSP operates its data centres in Sydney Singapore, with facilities in Melbourne and Shanghai available late 2011.

Our portfolio is designed to enable customers to build nearly any enterprise or web infrastructure with the right level of security and availability at the lowest possible cost. The Harbour MSP service portfolio includes: managed infrastructure, utility cloud services, colocation, networking and professional services.

Further information is available at