SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

May 30, 2012 09:00 ET

Arbor Networks® Unique ATLAS® Infrastructure Will Provide Traffic Intelligence and Measurement for World IPv6 Launch

ATLAS Infrastructure Monitors 24 Tbps of Global Internet Traffic

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - May 30, 2012) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for enterprise and carrier networks, announced today that it will participate in the Internet Society's World IPv6 Launch, providing global Internet traffic intelligence and monitoring of IPv6 adoption via its ATLAS infrastructure. The data will be regularly updated on the Arbor blog as well on the Internet Society's measurement page beginning on June 6, 2012, the beginning of World IPv6 Launch.

"On June 6, the Internet and the world will take a giant leap in its ongoing evolution as IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol, is being enabled and kept on by default by more than 1500 websites, including 4 of the top 5 in the world, ISPs in 22 countries, and home router manufacturers. This is a milestone for the global Internet. As the successor to the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, IPv6 is critical to the Internet's continued growth as a platform for innovation and economic development," said Phil Roberts of The Internet Society. "Arbor's ability to monitor not just the initial pop in IPv6 traffic, but adoption, performance and security trends over time is very valuable to the community at large."

Since 2007, Arbor Networks has leveraged its ATLAS Internet infrastructure to develop a baseline of global IPv6 adoption. ATLAS is a collaborative effort with 120+ ISP customers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic data on an hourly basis, totaling 24 Tbps. Together with data from Arbor's dark address monitoring probes, as well as third-party and other data feeds, this unique vantage point enables Arbor to be ideally positioned to deliver intelligence about global IPv6 adoption.

Earlier this year, Arbor released its 7th annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report based on the data from ATLAS and customer surveys. The report data indicated a major IPv6 milestone -- for the first time, respondents to the survey reported distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on their IPv6 networks. While the frequency of attacks is relatively modest on IPv6 today, Arbor expects that accelerated adoption will be followed by an increase in the pace of attacks.

"The first DDoS attacks against IPv6 networks is in some ways a sign that the technology has arrived," said Scott Iekel Johnson, product manager at Arbor Networks. "From a security perspective, the issue of IPv6 visibility becomes even more important. Just as on IPv4 networks, it is hard to defend against what you can't see. Arbor has been early in delivering IPv6 enabled solutions and the time is now for other vendors to do the same so there is feature parity across the entire network infrastructure."

About the Internet Society
The Internet Society is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone. For more information, see:

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier 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 100+ 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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