Private Cloud Hosting Provider ScaleMatrix Selects Arbor Networks’ Peakflow® SP Platform for Infrastructure Visibility and Security

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Ensures Availability and Protection from Distributed Denial-of-Service Attacks for Customer-Facing Services

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of security and network management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that ScaleMatrix, a global leader in Private Cloud Hosting and Colocation, has selected Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform, the industry’s leading network-wide infrastructure security and traffic-monitoring platform.

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, with a 75.4% market share in the carrier transport and wired broadband market segment, versus 8.8% for the next competitor.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA, ScaleMatrix is a rapidly growing provider of colocation, managed services and private cloud hosting solutions. Customers include leading finance, healthcare, and gaming organizations. Arbor Networks works with hosting providers around the world and understands that the issue of availability is paramount. Hosting providers often have a higher risk of DDoS attacks than other 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.

“Security concerns are the number one impediment to businesses looking to leverage the benefits of hosted infrastructure. Companies need absolute confidence that data and applications are going to be secure and available, always. To make that happen for our customers, we have turned to the world leader in availability protection, Arbor Networks,” said Mark Ortenzi, ScaleMatrix chief executive officer.

“ScaleMatrix is a rapidly growing, innovative provider of a wide variety of services, from colocation to VPN to Infrastructure, Software, Platform and Compliance as a Service. Underpinning all of these is availability. These services must be available on demand. Arbor Networks has been focused on the denial-of service issue for more than a decade. Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform provides availability protection for the vast majority of the world’s service and hosting providers in operation today,” said Colin Doherty, Arbor Networks president.

Integrated DDoS Detection & Mitigation
ScaleMatrix’s deployment of the Peakflow SP platform ensures that DDoS attacks are identified and mitigated before they get to customer premises. ScaleMatrix 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 surgically removed, while legitimate business traffic is passed through to the customer. Arbor is delivering an integrated solution that identifies and surgically removes network and application-layer attacks without interrupting the flow of legitimate traffic. This means that customer-facing services remain available while ScaleMatrix 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 ScaleMatrix 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.

For more information on Arbor Networks® DDoS Detection & Mitigation Solutions, please go to:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ArborNetworks

About ScaleMatrix
ScaleMatrix takes an infrastructure-based approach to providing best-in-class hosting solutions to clients at every stage of their IT Lifecycle development. By investing heavily in both facilities and personnel, and developing strategic relationships with critical hardware, software, and support service vendors – we are able to offer our clients industry leading solutions which include design, deployment, and ongoing management as part of our standard offering. For additional information, visit ScaleMatrix at http://www.scalematrix.com.

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 arbornetworks.com and our blog at http://ddos.arbornetworks.com.

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