Arbor Networks and Exclusive Networks Group Announce Distribution Partnership in Europe

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Market Leading Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Attack Mitigation Solutions for Enterprise Data Centers and Service Providers Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks, announced a distribution agreement with Exclusive Networks Group, a European value-added distributor specializing in professional IT solutions. Exclusive Networks Group is now able to distribute Arbor’s PravailTM Availability Protection System (Pravail APS) for enterprise data center availability and the Peakflow® SP platform for service provider networks across Europe.

“Arbor is the clear market leader in DDoS mitigation with the Peakflow platform, and with the new Pravail APS product they are bringing their decade of service provider experience to the enterprise data center,” said Barrie Desmond, director of Marketing and Global Accounts at Exclusive Networks Group. “Pravail APS focuses on the issue of availability, and supplements firewall and IPS products that are concerned with integrity and confidentiality of the network. Enterprises realize that everything starts with availability, and that is at the heart of the reseller opportunity.”

“Arbor Networks has been selling DDoS mitigation solutions to European Internet Service Providers for nearly a decade, and we include most of the continents Tier One providers as customers. Pravail APS brings a decade worth of experience in the world’s largest and most sophisticated networks to the enterprise data center,” said Jeremy Nicholls, Europe channel director at Arbor Networks. “To reach the enterprise market, we need to work with leading distribution partners that have the influence and relationships to open doors. Exclusive Networks Group has those relationships, along with a great reputation. We are very excited about what we can accomplish together.”

Arbor Networks® Solutions Overview
Pravail APS is an on-premise device that protects the enterprise data centre edge from threats to availability — specifically, application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Pravail APS delivers carrier-class DDoS attack identification and mitigation capabilities that can be rapidly deployed with little configuration, even during an attack.

Frost & Sullivan Global Program director for Network Security Rob Ayoub recently commented, “In recent months, high profile attacks and outages have gotten the attention of C-level executives. They are starting to understand that security begins with availability. If your data centre is not available, all the compliance or data integrity in the world is not going to help your customers, business or your brand. Arbor is addressing the number one threat to the availability of data centre resources and that is the increasing prevalence and effectiveness of application-layer denial of service attacks that target infrastructure, and potentially, existing security devices themselves.”

The vast majority of the world’s leading service providers rely on Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, while 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 legitimate business traffic. The Peakflow SP platform powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

About Exclusive Networks Group
Exclusive Networks Group connects emerging and growing global technology vendors to pan-European markets through its ‘Super VAD’ - value-added distribution model. Exclusive Networks Group specialises in security, networking, infrastructure, and storage solutions for the ‘Smarter Social Enterprise’ and trades with 5,000 reseller partners.

Operated as a tightly integrated group of nationally-focussed, independent, and entrepreneurially-led business units, Exclusive Networks Group has become renowned for bringing innovative and disruptive technologies to the European marketplace. Since 2003 it has achieved significant growth and shared commercial success by providing accelerated go-to-market momentum for its vendor, integrator, VAR and service provider partners through consultancy, engineering, sales, marketing, training and technical support services.
Headquartered in France, Exclusive Networks Group is present in over 13 other countries including UK, Germany, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway and Finland and across Francophone Africa.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks, including the vast majority of the world's Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. Arbor's proven network security and management solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security and traffic trends via the ATLAS® Active Threat Level Analysis System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 100+ network operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous business decisions.

For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet traffic trends, please visit our website at http://www.arbornetworks.com and our blog at ddos.arbor.net.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling and the Arbor Networks logo are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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