iomart Group plc Selects Arbor Networks’ Peakflow® SP Platform for Infrastructure Protection, Traffic Visibility and DDoS Defense

BURLINGTON, Mass.--()--Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM), one of Europe’s leading providers of complex managed and cloud hosting services, has selected the Arbor Peakflow® SP platform in order to protect its infrastructure from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that are the primary threat to the availability of their services.

Since 1998, iomart has grown to become one of the most widely respected and trusted providers of business critical cloud and managed hosting services, enabling its global customers to reduce the cost, complexity and risks associated with maintaining their own web and online applications. iomart operates ten enterprise-grade data centers at eight locations in the U.K., along with six data centers globally, including US, European, Middle East and Asian hubs. All iomart data centers are connected with a large choice of tier 1 networks, and backed by their guaranteed service levels and 24x7 NOC team.

“Everything we’ve built at iomart, from our world-class infrastructure to our dedicated 24x7 support team, starts with the availability of our services. DDoS has become a primary threat to availability, especially within an infrastructure environment like ours where multiple enterprise customers exist side-by-side. That’s why we’ve chosen to be proactive and deploy the world’s leading DDoS mitigation technology from Arbor Networks,” said iomart Chief Executive Angus MacSween.

“The cloud hosting market is a highly competitive one, and businesses have many options. iomart has been able to distinguish itself because of its combination of world-class infrastructure, service and support. Many organizations wait until they’ve been taken offline to get serious about DDoS protection. Not iomart. They’re moving proactively to secure their own infrastructure and offer their customers availability protection as part of their core services. With a commitment to quality like that, it’s no wonder that their customers are so satisfied with their services,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.

Arbor Networks® Peakflow SP® Portfolio

Many of the world's leading cloud, hosting and service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow® SP DDoS protection platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services.

The Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Peakflow Threat Management System. Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with the Peakflow Threat Management System’s carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

About iomart

iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) is a leading provider of mission-critical cloud and managed hosting services. iomart delivers compute, storage, security and network services from data centres at eight locations across the UK and a network of international PoPs.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc. helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of on-premise DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor’s advanced threat solutions deliver comprehensive network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers market leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and security teams the experts. Our goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context - so customers can solve problems faster and help reduce the risk to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at Arbor’s research, analysis and insight, together with data from the ATLAS® global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS Threat Portal.

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Release Summary

Arbor Networks today announced that iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) has selected the Arbor Peakflow® SP platform to protect its infrastructure from distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.


Arbor Networks
Kevin Whalen, 978-703-6663