SOURCE: Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks

May 15, 2011 19:00 ET

WhiteGold Solutions to Distribute Arbor Networks Pravail APS Appliances for Internet Data Center Operators in Australia

Blocks Application-Layer DDoS Attacks That Threaten Availability

BENOWA, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - May 15, 2011) - Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks, today announced that WhiteGold Solutions, a leading value-added distributor in Australia, will be selling the Arbor Pravail Availability Protection System (APS) appliances to their enterprise customers. The Pravail APS is a new product family from Arbor Networks focused on securing the Internet Data Center (IDC) edge from threats against availability -- specifically, by providing protection against application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Arbor Networks and WhiteGold Solutions made the announcement from the 10th annual AusCERT Information Security Conference at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on Queensland's Gold Coast.

"Data centers are under attack, and customers are rightly concerned about the availability of their data. Arbor Pravail APS is purpose-built to protect against availability threats. The solution provides out-of-the-box, carrier-class DDoS attack identification and mitigation capabilities and can be rapidly deployed with little configuration, even during an attack," said Nick Race, Arbor Networks country manager for Australia and New Zealand. "Arbor has traditionally been focused on the carrier and service provider market. To help us reach the enterprise and IDC market, Arbor is partnering with respected partners like WhiteGold Solutions."

"The availability of data center resources is a top concern for enterprises today," said Dominic Whitehand, managing director of WhiteGold Solutions. "Arbor is bringing deep experience and world-class technology to a market that desperately needs it. The Arbor Pravail product is addressing an acute pain point for many of our customers. We are really excited to have this product as part of our solutions portfolio."

Carrier-class Detection and Mitigation for the IDC
Application-layer DDoS attacks have quickly become the most significant threat to availability of IDC and Cloud-based services. Application-layer attacks are low bandwidth, difficult to detect and target both end customers and network operators' own ancillary supporting services, such as HTTP Web services, domain name system (DNS), etc. The Arbor Pravail APS provides visibility into critical IP services and applications running in the IDC, such as HTTP, DNS, VoIP/SIP and SMTP traffic. The Arbor Pravail APS also protects IDC infrastructure against numerous types of attacks, including TCP State Exhaustion, HTTP/Web Attacks, DNS Floods/Authentication Attacks, TCP SYN Floods, Spoofed / Non-Spoofed Attacks, UDP Floods and dozens more.

Cloud Signaling
Working with its Internet Service Provider (ISP) and Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) customers, Arbor Networks has developed a protocol to facilitate both customer edge mitigation of application-layer attacks and upstream mitigation of volumetric attacks in an automated and real-time manner. Cloud Signaling is an efficient and integrated system bridging the customer premise to the service provider cloud.

ATLAS Intelligence Feed
The Arbor ATLAS intelligence feed enables Pravail APS to provide unprecedented protection against botnet-fueled DDoS attacks. Over the past five years, Arbor has tracked the rise of botnet-fueled DDoS attacks -- in this year's Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, botnets were identified as the primary engine fueling DDoS attacks that threaten the availability of data center and cloud-based infrastructures. Arbor has unique visibility into DDoS botnets because of its ATLAS infrastructure, which combines a darknet sensor network with traffic data from more than 100 service provider customers around the world.
This enormous dataset enables Arbor's security researchers to develop a unique, globally-scoped view of malicious traffic traversing backbone networks that form the Internet's core. This insight is critical, as botnets are constantly changing and updating to thwart detection.

The new ATLAS Intelligence Feed delivers deep DDoS signatures in real time to keep the data center edge protected against hundreds of botnet-fueled DDoS attack toolsets and their variants. Moreover, this new feed includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks against data center infrastructure and services from known botnets while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without software upgrades. Arbor's researchers are constantly analyzing DDoS botnet attacks -- more than 4,300 to date. The ATLAS Intelligence Feed enables customers to directly benefit from the depth and breadth of Arbor's research team.

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About WhiteGold Solutions
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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 Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS®). 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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