SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

April 15, 2009 13:14 ET

Arbor Networks Threat Management System 3100 Named Broadband Infrastructure and Security Product of the Year by the Massachusetts Network Communication Council

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - April 15, 2009) - Arbor Networks, a leading provider of secure service control solutions for global business networks, announced today that its Threat Management System (TMS) 3100 was named Broadband Infrastructure and Security Product of the Year by the Massachusetts Network Communication Council at its annual awards dinner last evening.

The Massachusetts Network Communications Council supports mobile, video, broadband, security and cloud computing companies as they build successful and growing businesses in Massachusetts and New England.

"It is a tremendous honor for Arbor Networks to be recognized in this way by the Massachusetts Network Communications Council," said Jack Boyle, Arbor Networks chief executive officer. "This award highlights both the product's successes in the marketplace and the talent and dedication of the employees at Arbor Networks who make that possible."

Arbor's TMS 3100 is the industry's first 10 Gig distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation system that enables application-layer attack protection. The TMS 3100 delivers visibility into more than 80 critical IP services and applications running on the network, such as DNS, HTTP, VoIP, IM and P2P, while also delivering application-layer attack detection, surgical mitigation and reporting. This unique combination allows service providers and large enterprises to maintain availability, reduce support costs and optimize current or future business services.

More than 40 of the world's leading service providers are utilizing the TMS platform to deploy cloud-based managed security offerings in an easy and scalable way to protect their enterprise customers' networks from DDoS and other cyber attacks that disrupt corporate networks and business continuity. In order to optimize the deployment of these services, a service provider can choose from several TMS models. There are also multiple ways that a TMS device can interface with the network, such as in-line with fail-safe hardware bypass, BGP off/on ramping or a SPAN port. In addition, features such as mitigation templates, auto-mitigation, TMS grouping and statistics all ease the provisioning and operation of these managed DDoS services -- which ultimately cuts costs and increases profitability.

Key benefits of the Arbor Networks TMS 3100 include:

--  10 Gbps Surgical Mitigation -- Automatically removes only attack
    traffic without interrupting flow of legitimate business traffic;
--  Managed Services Enabler -- Enables service providers to deliver
    profitable, revenue-generating cloud-based managed security services;
--  Application Intelligence -- Complements pervasive flow-based network
    visibility with deep packet inspection (DPI) of critical IP services.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks is a leading provider of security and network management solutions for global business networks, 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 the ASERT blog.

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