SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

July 17, 2012 09:00 ET

Infonetics Research Report on DDoS Solutions Identifies Arbor Networks as Global Leader in Carrier, Enterprise, Mobile and Government Markets

Arbor Dominates Global Market With 60 Percent Share

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 17, 2012) -  Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, was cited in a new report by Infonetics Research as the global market leader for DDoS prevention in the Carrier, Enterprise, Mobile and Government markets. Infonetics DDoS Prevention Appliances Report also named Arbor Networks number one in global market share with nearly 60 percent of total DDoS prevention appliance revenue.

"Without a doubt, the number-one driver for the DDoS prevention market is the attacks themselves. The threat landscape is getting bigger, more complex, and scarier at an alarming rate," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research. "Arbor is the clear leader in this market, and has maintained dominant market share for years."

"Arbor's leadership position across all segments of the DDoS market speaks to the team we have. They are incredibly smart and driven people who are passionate about solving critical issues for our customers, starting with the challenge of maintaining network availability itself," said Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty. "Arbor is best known on the DDoS issue for our decade of service provider experience. It is rewarding to see our market leadership in enterprise, mobile and government recognized as well."

Integrated Threat Detection and Mitigation for Global Enterprise and ISP Networks
The vast majority of the world's leading service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in operation today rely on Arbor's Peakflow® SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets as well as high-bandwidth and application-layer DDoS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services. Arbor's Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS's carrier-class threat management that automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic while maintaining legitimate business traffic. The Peakflow SP platform powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

Availability & Investment Protection for the Enterprise
What makes Arbor's Pravail™ APS such an important product for the enterprise is that it not only protects against availability threats such as application-layer DDoS attacks, it provides investment protection to existing security infrastructure. For example, firewalls and IPS are designed for important security problems other than DDoS. They were built to stop unauthorized access to critical resources, enforce corporate security policies and prevent data loss. These all remain critical security problems. What has changed is that availability itself is now under assault and it requires a solution designed specifically for today's complex DDoS problem.

Pravail™ APS Highlights:

  • Out-of-the-Box Protection
    • Rapidly deployable with little configuration, even during an attack.
    • A single, easy-to-manage platform with extensive reporting capabilities.
  • Cloud Signaling(SM) Functionality
    • Facilitates both enterprise data center-edge mitigation of application-layer attacks and upstream service provider mitigation of flood-based attacks in an automated, coordinated and real-time manner.
    • The only mechanism available today that provides complete protection against both application and flood-based DDoS attacks.
  • ATLAS® Intelligence Feed
    • Automates the identification of botnet-borne attacks against data center infrastructures.
    • Monitors for new threats, delivers updates automatically and includes geo-location data.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider 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 200+ network operators across the globe, the ATLAS initiative enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

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