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Introduces Pravail Security Analytics for advanced threat detection, incident response and security forensics; releases results of EIU study into incident response preparedness.

Arbor Launches Pravail Security Analytics, Unveils Research

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BURLINGTON, Mass. -- Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today introduced Pravail Security Analytics for advanced threat detection, incident response and security forensics. The technology delivering this solution was developed by Packetloop, a Sydney, Australia-based innovator in the field of Big Data Security Analytics that was acquired by Arbor in September 2013.

“Arbor is able to offer enterprise security teams the richest set of data regarding the activities happening on their network. Pravail Security Analytics is a powerful solution that will allow our customers to see attacks on their global networks faster and in more detail than seen before. We’re focused on bringing meaningful context to massive amounts of data so that security teams can focus on the critical few, react faster and identify the threats lurking within their network environment before they impact the business,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.

In a separate release:

LONDON -- Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced the results of a survey it sponsored with the Economist Intelligence Unit on the issue of incident response preparedness. The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed 360 senior business leaders, the majority of whom (73%) are C-level management or board members from across the world, with 31% based in North America, 36% in Europe and 29% in Asia-Pacific.

The report entitled “Cyber incident response: Are business leaders ready?” shows that despite 77 percent of companies suffering an incident in the past two years, over a third of firms (38 percent) still have no incident response plan in place should an incident occur. Only 17 percent of businesses globally are fully prepared for an online security incident.

More prepared firms that do have a response plan in place typically rely on the IT department to lead this process, but the majority also draw upon external resources – primarily IT forensic experts, specialist legal advisers and law enforcement experts.

“There is an encouraging trend towards formalizing corporate incident response preparations. But with the source and impact of threats becoming harder to predict, executives should make sure that incident response becomes an organizational reflex rather than just a plan pulled down off the shelf,” said James Chambers, a senior editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit.

Arbor Networks Inc.

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