Security Platforms/Tools

Arbor Automates Smarter Security

Arbor is aiming high with its new security platform, Arbor Networks Spectrum, determined to take away the inevitability of cyberattacks, using its 15-year history in the network protection game to its customers' advantage. (See Arbor Launches New Security Platform.)

"We know what the bad guys are doing, how they are communicating, we can see their techniques, their tools, their mechanisms for their attacks -- by virtue of what we have been doing for the past 15 years, we can now bring that right into the enterprise," says Sam Curry, chief security and technology officer for Arbor Networks

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The new platform integrates Arbor's Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS), which is built on network info from 300 service providers globally, with tools to analyze that traffic and act on the information at the enterprise level, Curry says. "It's bringing all the means of looking -- the thin slicing of flow and net flow as well as deep packet [inspection] when you need it," he says.

Arbor has also made use of its Packet Loop acquisition to make its new system very end-user friendly and easy-to-use, Curry says. Service providers can use Spectrum to offer managed security services that are easier for enterprises to use, he adds.

— Carol Wilson, Editor-at-Large, Light Reading

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