June 13, 2017
BURLINGTON, Mass., - Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NetScout, announced today that they have more than doubled the capacity of Arbor Cloud from two terabits per second to 4 Tbit/s, and by the end of 2017 will have quadrupled capacity to 8 Tbit/s. The expansion effort includes upgrades of existing nodes and the introduction of more than a dozen new nodes in major traffic centers in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.
By distributing capacity across four times the number of scrubbing centers globally, attacks can be mitigated more quickly, closer to the source. This distributed model allows customer traffic to stay in-region, perhaps in-country. Not only does this allow for quicker remediation, it provides additional value by meeting emerging data privacy requirements on cloud service providers to keep traffic within country or regional borders.
”In the aftermath of Mirai and with the continued innovation of IoT botnets, the stakes have changed. This capacity expansion reflects Arbor’s deep commitment to building the Arbor Cloud business for the long term. This capacity expansion allows us to not only support enterprises who recognize the need for DDoS protection, but our service provider customers who are leveraging their Arbor deployments to deliver revenue generating managed services themselves,” said Brian McCann, President of NetScout’s Security Business Unit.
Arbor Cloud offers enterprise customers a fully-managed, best-practice DDoS defense service that tightly integrates on-premise DDoS protection and cloud-based mitigation for best practice defense of its users during any network attack.
Arbor Cloud’s on-premises component — Arbor Networks APS — can be deployed as an appliance- or virtual solution, delivering inline-visibility into traffic entering the network, and providing always-on DDoS attack detection and mitigation. The on-premises component can be managed by Arbor as part of a fully managed service, or by the customer. The Arbor APS is enhanced by continuous threat intelligence via the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF). Developed by Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), the AIF includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks from known botnets and malware while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without intrusive software upgrades. Working in unison with the AIF, Arbor APS can also block outbound threats, helping prevent data exfiltration. Finally, Arbor APS provides protection to existing infrastructure, such as firewalls and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), and to business-critical systems, which are frequent targets of DDoS attacks.
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