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Arbor Networks Strengthens Network Intelligence Solution

Peakflow SP 6.0 combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with carrier-class threat management

BURLINGTON, Mass., (October 1, 2013) – Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced major scalability and performance improvements as well as the introduction of "Flex Licensing" options to Peakflow SP, the de facto standard for network intelligence and infrastructure availability.

"With the Peakflow SP 6.0 release, we're giving customers the performance, scalability and the flexibility they require to secure distributed and complex network environments. For example, for the first time, customers have the option to deploy the Peakflow SP solution on Arbor hardware, virtual machines or both. Flex Licensing will allow our customers to cost effectively deploy the Peakflow SP solution pervasively across their network – from the peering/transit edge, to the core backbone, to the customer edge – vastly improving their traffic visibility and advanced threat protection," said Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty.

"Arbor has been a key player in the service provider market for a decade, largely due to the success of the Peakflow SP platform. This release shows why Arbor has been able to maintain a leadership position for so long. They have never stopped innovating or listening to their customers," said Jeff Wilson, principal analyst with Infonetics Research.

Peakflow SP Solution

Many of the world's leading service providers and largest enterprise network operators rely on Arbor's Peakflow SP platform to proactively help fend off advanced threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, thereby strengthening the availability and quality of their services.

Arbor's Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). 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 other business traffic. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

New features and benefits of the Peakflow SP 6.0 release:

Flexible Licensing and Virtual Deployments

Independent platform and software licenses, support for virtual machines.

Lower capex cost, less expensive purchase and expansions, less hardware required.

Faster deployments and upgrades and lower total cost of ownership.

Scalability & Performance Improvements

5X increase in the number of routers supported per Arbor flow collector and per Peakflow SP deployment, enabling customers to expand to customer edges of their network.

3X increase in NetFlow collection (Flows Per Second), enabling greater visibility and threat detection.

2X increase in number of managed objects, enabling customers to manage more customers per deployment.

5X increase in number of users, increases reach of managed DDoS Protection services.

Attack Mitigation Improvements

A new TMS 2300 which is software upgradeable from 1Gbps to 10Gbps of mitigation capacity.

New attack counter measures and enhanced Cloud Signaling&trade functionality "cloud signaling."

Up to 4 TB of total mitigation capacity per deployment.

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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10/15/2013 | 3:38:33 PM
re: Arbor Networks Strengthens Network Intelligence Solution
The refined focus on network intelligence is one of the greatest benefits of today's unified threat management solutions (i.e. Sophos UTM). The threat landscape only continues to evolve and organizations need to remain ahead of the attackers.

Peter Fretty
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