The Cisco/Arbor Clean Pipes 2.0 solution delivers unprecedented network visibility, control and protection—providing the assurance that service providers and large enterprises need to leverage cloud computing and IP next-generation network (NGN) services. By combining best-of-breed Cisco networking, computing and storage infrastructure with industry-leading Arbor Peakflow network security and visibility capabilities, Clean Pipes 2.0 integrates and operationalizes a complete DDoS detection and mitigation solution, while enabling pervasive, cost-effective visibility into network traffic.
Industry-leading solutions from Cisco form the foundation for both a secure and resilient network infrastructure and for the Cisco/Arbor Clean Pipes 2.0 architecture. These Cisco solutions include:
- CRS-1 and 12000 Series core/edge routers
- ASR 1000 Series aggregation/edge routers
- Nexus 7000 Series data center switches
- 6500 Series data center switches
- Nexus 1000V Series virtual network switches
- 7600 Series aggregation/edge routers
- Integrated Services Routers Generation 2 (ISR G2) customer premises equipment (CPE)/edge routers
Optimize Availability for Cloud Providers and Users
To ensure business continuity, network operators must be able to guarantee the availability of cloud-based applications and services for end users. Clean Pipes 2.0 leverages the power of network telemetry and cloud-based mitigation techniques to provide complete, continuous visibility, control and protection of cloud and IP NGN properties, with a special emphasis on maintaining the availability of critical applications and services.
Clean Pipes 2.0 provides the requisite visibility and control functions for maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of cloud-based computing environments, IP NGN infrastructure, applications and services.
By providing large-scale detection, classification, traceback and mitigation capabilities, Clean Pipes 2.0 ensures that service providers and enterprises with public-facing infrastructure receive the highest levels of protection against increasingly sophisticated DDoS attacks. What’s more, Clean Pipes 2.0 leverages anomaly detection to immediately identify zero-minute as well as zero-day threats missed by quickly outdated signature-based security tools.
Enable Intelligent DDoS Mitigation of Application-Layer Attacks
Attackers are increasingly targeting application- and architecture-specific weaknesses to amplify collateral damage. The sophisticated application-layer defenses of Clean Pipes 2.0 provide robust protection against such layer-7 attacks.
Deploy Revenue-Generating Services
Clean Pipes 2.0 allows providers to offer pervasive DDoS mitigation services on a subscription basis or on-demand. These services provide customers with DDoS protection within the provider cloud, preserving network bandwidth and ensuring the availability of applications and services. Clean Pipes 2.0 also provides the basis for advanced anti-botnet managed security services, including data loss prevention and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) network protection for critical infrastructure.