Hunan Mobile Selects Arbor Networks’ Peakflow® SP Platform for Improved Network Security, Traffic Management and Service Performance

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Peakflow® SP Platform offers a comprehensive DDoS threat detection, mitigation and reporting solution

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that Hunan Mobile has deployed Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform as a key component of Hunan 7, the company’s ongoing backbone network expansion project.

“The partnership with Arbor Networks enables us to meet our needs today and as we grow in the future. Not only is Arbor delivering a valuable network visibility and security solution, the Peakflow SP platform enables us to offer new types of value-added service offerings for customers,” said Xie Ming of Hunan Mobile.

“The Peakflow SP platform can be used by Hunan Mobile to provide visibility into their backbone network, to optimize their peering and transit relationships and to protect their mobile infrastructure and services in mobile data centers from DDoS attacks. Arbor is addressing an acute problem for fast growing operators like Hunan Mobile,” said Attley Ng, Arbor Networks VP and GM for Asia Pacific.

Improving Service Visibility, Performance and Protection
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 also powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

The Peakflow SP solution offers an industry-unique combination of pervasive network visibility and application-layer insight. This provides a level of application intelligence that allows operators to fine-tune their visibility and security of business-critical IP services.

Service Visibility
By leveraging IP flow data (i.e Netflow, sFlow etc.) embedded in network backbone and peering/transit edge routers, Peakflow SP enables Hunan Mobile to gain cost effective visibility into where their mobile network traffic is going to and coming from - ultimately allowing them to increase network performance, subscriber quality of experience and ARPU. The Peakflow SP platform automatically identifies over 90 IP-based applications and defines custom applications based upon network attributes such as IP address or range, BGP attributes, router interfaces and Active Threat Feed fingerprints.

Performance
The Peakflow SP platform also monitors key performance statistics such as jitter, latency, network round-trip times, delay and packet loss to help ensure that services are running as optimally as possible. Arbor then uses this data generated by the products to provide Hunan Mobile with reporting and alerting when significant performance change occurs.

Protection
The combination of Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS) offer a comprehensive DDoS threat detection, mitigation and reporting solution that can be deployed on the edge of mobile data centers allowing Hunan Mobile to protect their mobile services from both subscriber and Internet-sourced attacks.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider 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.

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Kevin Whalen
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kwhalen(at)arbor(dot)net
978-703-6663

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