Arbor Networks Expands Distribution Deal with Westcon to Middle East Markets

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Market Leading Distributed Denial of Service 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, today announced that it has extended its distribution partnership with Westcon to include Westcon Middle East Ltd. In November 2011, the companies announced that Westcon would distribute Arbor’s PravailTM Availability Protection System (Pravail APS) for enterprise data center availability and the Peakflow® SP platform for service provider networks in Latin America.

According to a recent report from Infonetics Research titled, DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, Arbor Networks was cited as “the dominant leader for DDoS prevention” overall as well as in the Carrier Transport and Wired Broadband, Enterprise Data Center and Mobile market segment.

“Arbor Networks is the clear market leader for DDoS attack identification and mitigation solutions worldwide. By adding its enterprise data center and service provider solutions to our portfolio in the Middle East, Westcon is now able to offer our Value Added Resellers and partners proven solutions that address an acute problem for network operators - the ever changing threats to the availability of networks and services,” said Steve Lockie, managing director of Westcon.

“Westcon has been a tremendous partner for Arbor Networks and we are looking forward to extending and strengthening that relationship. Arbor has a full suite of solutions for data center operators and network service providers. Westcon has the reach and relationships we need to make sure that the key decision makers across the Middle East understand the DDoS problem and how to defend against it with Arbor solutions,” said Jeremy Nicholls, Arbor Networks channel director for EMEA.

Arbor Networks® Solutions Overview
Pravail APS is an on-premise device that protects the enterprise data center 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.

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 Westcon Middle East Ltd.

Westcon Middle East Ltd., a sister company of Westcon Group, an international networking and IT services group, comprises two main business practices, Comstor and WestconME, focused on convergence, infrastructure, security and identification products and services. With over 15 years of regional expertise through its business practices, Westcon Middle East Group offers products and services to resellers, system integrators and service providers across the Middle East and North Africa.

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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.

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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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