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Arbor Networks Announces Enhancements to its DDoS Mitigation Portfolio

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced several enhancements to its distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation portfolio for enterprise and service provider networks that enable customers to better manage the increasing size and complexity of modern DDoS attacks.

“Innovation is the lifeblood of Arbor Networks and has been since our founding in 2000 following a DARPA grant. With Cloud Signaling, we’ve created a fast and automated way to connect the enterprise on-premise with the service provider cloud. This multi-layered approach championed by Arbor is today the de facto best practice for DDoS defense. We’re constantly evolving our defenses to keep ahead of the attackers who rightly view availability as the lifeblood of the modern business,” said Arbor Networks Vice President of Product Management Eric Jackson.

Scaling Mitigation Capacity to Meet DDoS Attack Growth – Driven by the use of reflection/amplification techniques, the size of DDoS attacks is growing at a phenomenal rate. According to Arbor’s annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, 500Gbps was the largest attack reported by respondents in 2015, a 50X increase over the past decade. DDoS attacks today target not just connection bandwidth, but multiple devices that make up your existing security infrastructure, such as firewall/IPS devices, as well as a wide variety of applications that the business relies on, like HTTP, HTTPS, VoIP, DNS and SMTP. At a time when businesses are more reliant than ever on the availability of websites, online services and applications, DDoS protection is a fundamental aspect of business continuity.

Arbor Networks TMS – The Arbor TMS DDoS mitigation platform is deployed by hundreds of internet and cloud service providers, including nearly every tier 1 service provider globally. In addition to the Arbor Cloud service, Arbor TMS powers more than 60 DDoS-managed services globally. A new high-capacity solution, the Arbor TMS HD1000 is a 2U appliance capable of supporting up to 160Gbps of mitigation at the lowest cost per gigabit in the Arbor portfolio. The Arbor TMS HD1000 allows network operators to save finite mitigation capacity through IPv6 rate limiting and automatically offloading traffic to the network using BGP Black Hole mitigation methods.

Arbor also announced 100 Gigabit Ethernet support on the TMS 5000 mitigation platform. The broadly deployed TMS 5000 can now be used with up to four 100G Ethernet ports, resulting in more efficient connectivity for carrying mitigation and clean traffic compared to legacy 10G links.

Enhanced Cloud Signaling Reduces Time to Mitigation – Arbor has built on its creation of Cloud Signaling technology by developing new surgical mitigation capabilities that can be done automatically or manually based on the enterprise’s preferred mitigation strategy. The on-premise Arbor APS 5.9 can initiate surgical mitigation in the cloud on traffic going to the target of ongoing attacks, with no impact to normal traffic for hosts or services that are not under active attack. This helps ensure the availability of websites, applications and infrastructure by reducing time to mitigation for DDoS attacks.

Even with the ability to automate surgical mitigation in the cloud, customers do not want to be left in the dark about attacks against, or responses protecting, their networks. Arbor customers see the active mitigation status in the user interface delivering real-time intelligence, as well as granular post-mortem reports with details of the attack and the steps taken to mitigate the attack. Powerful new reports provide an executive-level summary of malicious activity and normal traffic over time, including volume of traffic inspected and passed or dropped as malicious, as well as outbound threats detected and blocked. These reports can be generated for all traffic seen by an Arbor APS or for specific protection groups to provide a service-level view to service owners within the enterprise.

Read the full press release from Arbor Networks here.

 
 
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