Japan’s KDDI Deploys Arbor Networks’ Peakflow® SP Platform

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ATLAS® Intelligence Feed Helps Deliver Protection From Botnets and Application Layer Attacks; Strengthens KDDI Internet Services

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for next-generation data centers and carrier networks, today announced that Japan’s KDDI, a global provider of fixed-line and mobile communications services, has deployed Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform, the de facto standard for IP flow-based network security, visibility and analysis. KDDI is among the first providers in the world to include the new ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF) in a service offering. The AIF provides automated, up-to-date protection against the growing threat of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks ensuring that KDDI is offering leading edge security solutions.

“KDDI is constantly innovating and is very focused on delivering a high quality experience for their customers. As the size, frequency and sophistication of network-borne attacks continues to increase, the challenge of maintaining network availability and service quality becomes increasingly difficult. Arbor looks forward to working with KDDI to ensure that their customers can continue to have the same high quality experience they have come to expect,” said Takashi Kaneko, Arbor Networks sales director in Japan.

Deployed by the vast majority of the world’s leading service providers, 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 capabilities. When Peakflow SP identifies an attack, customer traffic is diverted to the Arbor Threat Management System where it is scrubbed, and network and application-layer attack traffic surgically removed, while legitimate business traffic is passed through to the customer without interrupting services. This powerful combination of visibility and security helps enable KDDI to maintain availability, reduce support costs and optimize current or future business services.

ATLAS Intelligence Feed
A new feature within the Peakflow platform is the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF) which delivers deep DDoS signatures in real-time to keep networks protected against hundreds of botnet-fueled DDoS attack toolsets and their variants. This unique feed includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks against infrastructure and services from known botnets while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without software upgrades. The ATLAS Intelligence Feed enables KDDI to directly benefit from the depth and breadth of Arbor’s research team.

The Arbor Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) is a recognized industry expert when it comes to Internet threat analysis. ASERT’s primary focus is on botnets, which account for a majority of the DDoS attacks on the Internet today. ASERT has unique visibility into DDoS botnets because of its ATLAS infrastructure, which combines a darknet sensor network with traffic data from more than 100 service provider customers around the world. This enormous dataset enables ASERT to develop a unique, globally-scoped view of malicious traffic traversing backbone networks that form the Internet's core. This insight is critical, as botnets are constantly changing and updating to thwart detection.

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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.

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.arbornetworks.com.

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