Arbor Networks launches Arbor Cloud DDoS Protection Services

Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today the introduction of its Arbor Cloud DDoS Protection solution for service provider and enterprise network operators.

For service providers, Arbor is offering a turnkey, white-label platform that enables them to meet market demand by launching, extending and enhancing cloud-based DDoS managed services. For the enterprise, Arbor now offers an integrated on-premise and cloud-based DDoS protection solution, delivering best practices defense against a wide spectrum of attacks.

Colin Doherty, President, Arbor Networks.
Colin Doherty, President, Arbor Networks.

Arbor’s technology, products, and ATLAS research infrastructure power these new services, supported by a 24×7 Security Operations Center staffed by Arbor DDoS and security experts. Arbor’s channel partners will play a critical role in bringing both the service provider and enterprise solutions to market globally.

“Arbor is leveraging their unmatched service provider footprint, experience, and relationships to deliver innovative DDoS mitigation solutions. They are enabling providers an opportunity to grow revenue by efficiently launching or scaling cloud-based DDoS services while simultaneously offering enterprises a solution that integrates on-premise and cloud-based DDoS protection. They’ve been the market leader for a decade and innovative moves like this will help them keep the lead,” said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst with Infonetics Research.

Arbor is pervasively deployed in many of the world’s service provider networks, with more than sixty providers offering managed security services powered by Arbor’s Peakflow® SP platform. Arbor has worked closely with these customers to help them launch and support these services.

The Arbor Cloud solution will enable them to quickly scale existing, or in some cases launch new, cloud-based DDoS security services. Arbor is responding to customers and enabling them to meet end user demand in an efficient and affordable way, without significant capital expenditures in network infrastructure or people. Arbor security experts will be on call 24×7 to support customers under attack and will handle all aspects of the service.

“Verizon has utilized Arbor Networks hardware for a number of years in the provision of Verizon’s DOS Defense service, protecting Verizon IP customers globally.  Arbor Networks’ expansion with Arbor Cloud DDoS Protection Service, will permit customers to retain their best-practice dual-carrier environments while leveraging tried and tested technology for both Verizon and their alternate carrier Internet circuits,“ said Bart Vansevenant Executive Director, Security Solutions  with Verizon Enterprise Solutions.

DDoS has become the primary threat to the availability of enterprise networks. DDoS was once a basic high-volume attack that flooded the pipes of its targets. The modern DDoS threat is a complex series of attacks that target not just connection bandwidth, but multiple devices that make up 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.

These infrastructure and application-layer attacks are low volume and they are designed to evade traditional perimeter defenses, and often target them. Best practice defense recommends a combination of cloud-based protection against high-volume attacks, and on-premise protection against application and infrastructure attacks.

With Arbor Cloud DDoS Protection, enterprises can now deploy best-practices defense in a single solution, with integrated mitigation from the premise to the cloud. Arbor Cloud helps protect enterprises against a wide spectrum of DDoS attacks, including volumetric, application-layer, state-exhaustion (e.g. targeting firewall/IPS), blended and multi-vector DDoS attacks.

The ease of use of the on-premise Pravail Availability Protection System (Pravail APS) 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 handled on premise. Arbor Cloud is integrated protection from the cloud to the premise, from the world’s leading provider of DDoS detection and mitigation solutions, according to Infonetics Research.

“Arbor Cloud for DDoS is designed to meet the demand for DDoS protection in both markets we serve, the service provider and enterprise markets,” said Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty. “We’ve helped many of our service provider customers launch cloud-based DDoS managed protection services, and Arbor Cloud will give them another way to scale and expand these services cost effectively. For the larger enterprise, the story is simple. An integrated on-premise and cloud-based DDoS protection solution is needed for optimal DDoS protection. Our channel partners are excited about this new offering from Arbor because they understand there is a need in the market for best practices DDoS defense.”