BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced a significant capacity expansion program for the Arbor CloudSM DDoS protection service, scaling to over 1.5Tbps by mid-2015. Because Arbor is the manufacturer of the mitigation equipment, the company can quickly scale capacity to multi-terabits on an as-needed basis going forward.
The theme for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks in 2014 has been very large attacks, enabled by the reflection/amplification capabilities within such disparate network infrastructure components as Domain Name Servers (DNS) and Network Time Protocol (NTP). Arbor’s ATLAS® threat monitoring infrastructure collects data from over 300 service providers and other Internet operators, totaling an astounding 90Tbps of global traffic intelligence. According to ATLAS, there were more than one hundred separate DDoS attacks larger than 100Gbps in the first half of 2014. This represents an unprecedented increase in DDoS attack size and fundamentally changes how organizations need to think about protecting themselves.
Because Arbor Networks equipment and services are deployed pervasively across the world, the company has developed deep expertise in mitigating very large, complex and distributed DDoS attacks including those that leverage reflection/amplification techniques. That expertise was acknowledged by the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC), a federal advisory committee to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), when they submitted their final report on Remediation of Server-based DDoS Attacks. The report adapted Arbor Networks’ best practices for DDoS incident response into the Six Phases for DDoS Attack Preparation & Response.
“The trend is clear, and very large attacks are here to stay. Attack tools are readily available making attacks easy to execute. This equates to a significant risk for any potential target, be they an enterprise or an ISP. Because we are the manufacturer of the DDoS equipment, we are able to scale the mitigation capacity of Arbor Cloud very quickly. With this capacity expansion program in place, Arbor Cloud customers are assured that we have the mitigation infrastructure available to meet their needs well into the future,” said Arbor Networks President, Matthew Moynahan.
Arbor Cloud’s integrated model is the recognized industry best practice for DDoS defense. By tightly integrating DDoS mitigation between the premise and the cloud, Arbor Cloud protects enterprises against the full spectrum of modern DDoS attacks, including volumetric, reflection/amplification, application-layer, state-exhaustion (e.g. targeting firewall/IPS) and multi-vector attacks.
The ease of use of the on-premise Pravail® Availability Protection System enables existing enterprise IT staff to maintain control of the mitigation, and gives them the ability to quickly alert the cloud when attacks reach a certain size that cannot be blocked locally. Arbor’s proprietary Cloud SignalingSM technology automates the connection between enterprise and cloud mitigation equipment, reducing time to mitigation. This tight integration is the best way to ensure the availability of critical network resources. Arbor Cloud customers are supported by a 24x7 Security Operations Center staffed by Arbor Networks DDoS mitigation experts.
“At Frost & Sullivan, we strongly recommend a hybrid DDoS defense which combines on-premise and cloud-based protections. Arbor Cloud delivers such a multi-layer defense and it is backed by Arbor’s decade plus experience and leverages Arbor’s best-in-class technology on both ends, on-premise and in the Cloud. Any organization with a critical need for high availability should consider Arbor Cloud,” said Frost & Sullivan, senior industry analyst, Chris Rodriguez.
“Arbor Cloud should be considered a top choice for companies who operate complex global networks, and companies that have the most to lose when Web properties and applications are taken offline,” said Infonetics Research principal analyst, Jeff Wilson.
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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 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 arbornetworks.com. 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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