Based on its recent analysis of the market for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Arbor Networks with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Leadership. The company has consistently proven its ability to adapt to evolving DDoS attack techniques and outperforms traditional network security models. Its strong product lines and branding strategies have won it the market leadership position with more than double the market shares of its closest competitor in 2013.
"Arbor Networks has meticulously constructed a strong association between its brand and best-of-breed DDoS mitigation solutions through years of research in the DDoS mitigation market," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Chris Rodriguez. "Evidencing its success in DDoS mitigation, Arbor Networks solutions are currently used to protect 70 percent of the world's service providers, including large hosting providers, cloud service providers and 90 percent of Tier 1 service providers."
Arbor Networks offers two primary product lines, the Arbor Peakflow SP and the Pravail Availability Protection System (APS), to meet the needs of service providers and enterprises. Both these products provide high-quality DDoS mitigation along with advanced network management and threat detection capabilities.
Arbor Peakflow SP, the company's flagship product, offers service providers best-in-class DDoS prevention capabilities as well as the ability to optimize network performance and improve end-user experience through network traffic planning and management. Additionally, it provides the application-layer visibility needed to protect and optimize business applications. These benefits have made it the DDoS mitigation solution of choice among more than 60 service providers around the world, including Verizon and Tata Communications.
Meanwhile, the Pravail APS solution provides "always-on" protection from application-layer attacks and attacks leveraging encrypted connections. The Pravail suite provides security analytics and network visibility that enables businesses to pinpoint the most advanced and difficult-to-detect attacks.
Arbor Networks DDoS mitigation products are supported and enhanced by the company's Active Threat Level Analysis System (ATLAS). ATLAS collects and analyzes attack data from 300 large service provider networks, providing Arbor Networks with insights into malware, botnets and DDoS attack trends. The ATLAS infrastructure monitors up to 80 Tbps of global IPv4 Internet traffic, and the gathered data is analyzed by the Arbor Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT). ASERT uses this data to create the product signatures that enable Arbor Networks solutions to detect and mitigate the latest DDoS attacks.
Arbor Networks recently announced the addition of Arbor Cloud, a DDoS mitigation service that delivers integrated multi-layer protection from the premise to the cloud. Additionally, Arbor created the Cloud Signaling Coalition (CSC) to enable customers that utilize Peakflow SP for their own cloud-based DDoS services to interoperate with Arbor's Pravail APS, thereby delivering a multi-layer, best-practices defense.
"With Arbor Cloud, Arbor Networks has developed a hybrid solution that incorporates the volumetric attack mitigation capabilities of a cloud service with the always-on application layer protection capabilities of an on-site appliance," noted Rodriguez. "This hybrid offering is an essential capability that allows Arbor Networks to compete effectively against existing and emerging competitors."
As DDoS attacks can be difficult to detect and mitigate, many businesses, including small and medium-size businesses, will require assistance in planning, deploying, configuring and managing their DDoS mitigation solutions. As Arbor DDoS mitigation solutions enable businesses to offer value-added and revenue-generating services, managed security service providers (MSSPs) can use these solutions to provide managed DDoS mitigation services to customers.
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated market share leadership by excelling in all areas of the market leadership process, including the identification of challenges, drivers and restraints, as well as strategy development and methods of addressing these market dynamics. Furthermore, the Award recipient has continually demonstrated solutions for monitoring market changes and for implementing superior market strategies. By utilizing these strategies for success, the company has established itself as the market share leader in its industry.
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About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, Inc. helps secure the world's largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats. Arbor is the world's leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor's advanced threat solutions deliver comprehensive network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis, visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a "force multiplier," making network and security teams the experts. Our goal is to provide a richer picture into networks and more security context, so customers can solve problems faster and help reduce the risk to their business.
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