SOURCE: Arbor Networks

July 18, 2007 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks' Threat Management System Addressing Critical Security and Operational Issues of Service Providers

TMS Enables Service Providers to Offer Managed Security Services to Enterprise Customers

LEXINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Arbor Networks, a leading provider of network security and operational performance for global business networks, announced today that the Threat Management System (TMS) that provides carrier-class, deep packet inspection, has been met with broad market acceptance by service providers because of its ability to identify and stop distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks without interrupting the flow of legitimate traffic. Additionally, TMS is an ideal platform for service providers who are looking to offer revenue generating managed security services to their enterprise customers.

"Arbor's TMS seamlessly integrates with Peakflow SP allowing a service provider to detect, analyze and block a denial-of-service attack from a single pane of glass," said Paul Morville, Arbor's vice president of product management. "The ability to detect and block these attacks is a basic requirement of any market-leading managed security solution and is critical to ensuring Internet availability as a whole."

Arbor's Peakflow SP platform currently protects more than 70% of the world's Internet service provider (ISP) networks from security threats, such as DDoS attacks, botnets and worms, as well as network issues such as traffic and routing instability. With the integrated Threat Management System, the Peakflow SP platform is unique in its ability to detect, analyze and mitigate threats across entire ISP networks, a combination that delivers significant operational savings by consolidating multiple tools while decreasing operator response time to debilitating network attacks.

"With Arbor Networks, Swisscom Solutions has chosen a leading global partner who can ensure security and operative performance of network infrastructure from the Internet service provider right down to the customer," said Urs Steiner of Swisscom Solutions. "Using the Arbor Networks Threat Management Systems and Peakflow SP platform, Swisscom Solutions can effectively protect its backbone from current DDoS attacks as well as any future threats through worms, data theft and botnets."

"Service providers are vulnerable to a variety of potentially damaging security threats, some of which are extremely difficult to detect and manage," said Dirk Bhagat, chief technology officer at Hostopia. "Arbor Networks' Peakflow SP TMS solution has earned an enviable reputation in the industry as an important part of an efficacious network defense strategy. That's why we chose them."

Key Features and Benefits of Arbor's Threat Management System

--  Integrated: Part of a comprehensive, fully integrated solution for
    cost effective threat detection and mitigation.
    
--  Surgical Mitigation: Automatically identify and remove only attack
    traffic without interrupting the flow of legitimate business traffic.
    
--  Application-aware: Complements pervasive network visibility with deep
    packet inspection of critical applications such as DNS, HTTP, VoIP, IM and
    P2P.
    
About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks delivers network security and operational performance for global business networks. Arbor's Network Behavioral Analysis (NBA) solutions are based on the Arbor Peakflow platform, providing real-time views of network activity which enable organizations to instantly protect against worms, DDoS attacks, insider misuse, and traffic and routing instability, as well as to segment and harden networks from future threats. Today, Arbor Networks' customer base is comprised of a broad range of service provider and enterprise customers within a variety of industries spanning the globe, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the company's security expertise. All rely on the Arbor Peakflow platform to prevent costly downtime, enable network cleanup and increase customer trust.

To learn more about Arbor Networks, please visit: http://www.arbornetworks.com. To learn more about the Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) -- the company's security research arm -- please visit the ASERT blog: http://asert.arbornetworks.com. To learn more about the Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS) Initiative, please visit http://atlas.arbornetworks.com.

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