Westcon strengthens its security portfolio

Leading value-add distributor Westcon today announced that the company has signed a value added distribution agreement with Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks.

Arbor’s Pravail Availability Protection System (Pravail APS) is an on-premise device that protects the enterprise data centre edge from threats to availability — specifically, application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Pravail APS delivers carrier-class DDoS attack identification and mitigation capabilities that can be rapidly deployed with little configuration, even during an attack.

“Arbor Networks is the clear market leader for DDoS attack identification and mitigation solutions worldwide. By adding their enterprise data centre and service provider solutions to our portfolio in the Middle East, Westcon is now able to offer our Value Added Resellers and partners proven solutions that address an acute problem for network operators, the ever changing threats to the availability of networks and services,” said Steve Lockie, Managing Director of Westcon.

The vast majority of the world’s leading service providers rely on Arbor’s Peakflow SP 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 Arbor Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS).

“Westcon has been a tremendous partner for Arbor Networks and we are looking forward to extending and strengthening that relationship. Arbor has a full suite of solutions for data centre operators and network service providers. Westcon has the reach and relationships we need to make sure that the key decision makers across the Middle East understand the DDoS problem and how to defend against it with Arbor solutions,” said Jeremy Nicholls, channel director for EMEA, Arbor Networks.

Arbor Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS’s carrier-class threat management that automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic while maintaining legitimate business traffic. The Arbor Peakflow SP platform powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.