CHELMSFORD, MA (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
Arbor Networks Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that their Peakflow® SP platform is powering the cloud-based DDoS mitigation service recently launched by Jaguar Network, a leading hosting provider in France that operates 30 data centers around the world.
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 segments.
"Jaguar is a high-end service provider, offering high availability and value-added services to key verticals such as e-commerce, finance and healthcare. Jaguar Networks is helping our customers to transition safely to cloud infrastructure," said Kevin Polizzi, CEO of Jaguar Network. “By selecting Arbor Networks, our customers know we take the issue of availability seriously. We have chosen the world’s leading DDoS mitigation vendor to protect our network and our customers’ assets.”
The issue of availability is paramount to hosting providers like Jaguar Network. Hosting providers often have a higher risk of DDoS attack than stand-alone online businesses because hosting providers in effect aggregate the risk of all their customers. An attack on one customer can affect others and potentially the entire hosting operation because of the heavy reliance on shared infrastructure. The overall impact of a DDoS attack is a function of the time it takes to detect the attack, the time needed to mitigate it and the extent of service degradation both before and after mitigation.
Integrated DDoS Detection & Mitigation
Jaguar Network’s cloud-based service ensures that DDoS attacks are identified and mitigated before they get to customer premises. Jaguar Network is using Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform to monitor customer access points at the edge of their infrastructure, in addition to constantly monitoring the entire Internet, looking for attacks that could disrupt or impact the availability of customer services. When Peakflow SP identifies an attack, customer traffic is diverted to the Arbor Threat Management System where it is scrubbed and attack traffic is surgically removed, while legitimate business traffic is passed through to the customer. Arbor Networks delivers an integrated solution that identifies and removes network and application layer attacks without interrupting the flow of legitimate traffic. This means that customer-facing services remain available while Jaguar Network actively mitigates attacks.
Botnet protection via the 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 Jaguar Network 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.
“Availability is central to everything Jaguar Network offers. Their services range from hosting to IP transport, content delivery networks and VPN’s. In their eleven years of operations, Jaguar has earned a reputation for uptime and quality of service. We look forward to working with them to ensure that their customers’ services remain available and protected from today’s complex DDoS threats,” said Frederic Fleurat of Arbor Networks.
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About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks. Arbor's proven 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 120+ 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 arbornetworks.com and our blog at http://ddos.arbornetworks.com/.
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