SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

October 02, 2012 09:00 ET

RedSpam Selects Arbor Networks' Pravail™ Availability Protection System for New DDoS Managed Service Offering

Partnership Provides DDoS Protection for the Service Provider and Enterprise Markets

CHELMSFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 2, 2012) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that UK-based Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) RedSpam, has selected Arbor's Pravail Availability Protection System (APS) for its new distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) managed service offering. This exciting initiative builds upon the existing relationship between the two organizations, which sees the MSSP utilize Arbor Network's Peakflow® SP for cloud-based DDoS mitigation for protection against volumetric DDoS attacks.

DDoS poses a significant threat to all businesses operating online -- with financial services companies, retailers and online gaming companies particularly vulnerable. RedSpam's new managed service offering is designed to address this threat, by preventing malicious application-layer DDoS attacks from entering an organization's network or online trading infrastructure.

Application-layer DDoS attacks require on-premise protection because they generally consume little bandwidth and are stealthier in nature when compared to larger volumetric attacks that are best mitigated in the cloud. However, "low and slow" application-layer attacks can have a similar impact to service as they target specific characteristics of well-known applications, such as HTTP, DNS, VoIP or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

Arbor's technology, coupled with RedSpam's fixed pricing model -- based on each user's traffic profile and a pay-as-you-grow approach -- makes it a compelling service for companies who want to protect themselves from DDoS attacks that are causing damage to so many brands in the market today. Furthermore, the on-premise design eliminates the need for specialist expertise and further investment in hardware purchases.

"DDoS poses a huge threat to businesses operating in today's market -- not just in terms of lost revenue, but also brand and reputation damage," said Rob Harrison, Director of RedSpam. "RedSpam's managed solution and innovative pricing model, incorporating Arbor Networks' technology, enable companies to achieve multi-layered protection from both volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks."

"Arbor has been working with service providers and enterprises around the world for more than a decade to protect against DDoS attacks. This is not a problem that can be adequately addressed by products that claim DDoS mitigation as a feature among many," said Darren Anstee, Global Team Lead, Solutions Architects, Arbor Networks. "With Pravail APS, we are giving enterprises the ability to protect themselves with the same technology that has supported some of the world's largest and most complex networks."

World Leader in DDoS Prevention
Arbor Networks customers include the vast majority of the world's ISPs and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a recent report from Infonetics Research, DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the carrier, enterprise, mobile and government market segments.

Pravail APS' Key Technologies

  • Immediate "Out-of-the-Box" Protection
    Easy to install, configure and use, Pravail APS provides immediate protection from most threats, and does not require a learning period. Security and networking personnel will appreciate the streamlined configuration process and simple user interface.

  • Automated and Advanced DDoS Protection
    Because the cost of downtime is extremely high for many organizations, Pravail APS is designed to automatically detect and prevent DDoS attacks with little or no user interaction -- before services are degraded. It also offers simple fallback plans and resolution techniques when attacks cannot be readily identified and mitigated to speed resolution. Moreover, Pravail APS can recognize legitimate CDN traffic without accidentally blocking it.

  • Visibility and Control
    Pravail APS is not a "black box." While it delivers automated protection from DDoS, Pravail APS also provides real-time visibility into attacks, blocked hosts and even packets. It offers the flexibility operators need to alter attack countermeasures and thresholds if required.

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About RedSpam
RedSpam is the 24x7x365 fully managed application layer and volumetric DDoS solution that prevents targeted malicious attacks from reaching your network or E-commerce trading infrastructure. The integrated three dimensional technology design stops exploits of critical vulnerabilities and advanced hybrid application level attacks from reaching your network. RedSpam offers the only UK-based DDoS mitigation service on the market that is complete with high capacity dual UK scrubbing centres. With a unique pay-as-you-grow pricing model of fixed monthly fees with no overage charges, RedSpam provides rapid timescales to mitigation with 15 minute service level agreements (SLA's) available. Built using resilient carrier grade architecture, RedSpam provides both cloud and on-premise managed mitigation services eliminating additional capex infrastructure requirements. All solutions are underpinned by robust and accountable SLA's. RedSpam is part of the Ampito Group a leading provider of technology solutions, cloud services and digital media.

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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 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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