Arbor Networks APS User and Administrator Course

This course covers how Arbor Networks APS can be used to detect, analyze and mitigate various types of DDoS attacks. 

Attendees learn about distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks and how APS can be used to protect critical resources and report on the details of an attack. Students learn how to install and configure APS in order to protect critical resources against both application and volumetric attacks. The available protection options and how they can be used to lessen the impact of attacks are covered in detail. Maintenance and troubleshooting tools and procedures are also covered.

Target Audience

Network operations and security staff who are responsible for monitoring networks and protecting critical resources using APS.


2 days

Course Topics

  • DDoS Environment
  • DDoS Defense with APS
  • Monitoring an Attack
  • Inline Mitigation
  • Blocked Hosts, IP Location
  • Protection Levels
  • Prevention Basics
  • Protection Groups
  • Protecting Servers and Services
  • Engaging Cloud-Based Mitigation
  • Design and Best Practices
  • System Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
  • General Administrative Tasks

Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe APS product functionality.
  • Describe application level and volumetric attacks.
  • Install and implement APS in various deployment models.
  • Configure Protection Groups.
  • Describe and configure the various Protection Settings that are available.
  • Describe and configure Cloud Signaling.
  • Produce the various reports that are available.
  • Preform ongoing APS operations.
  • Describe common maintenance and troubleshooting tools and procedures.

Arbor Networks Educational Services

Arbor Networks offers a comprehensive selection of technical training courses, each geared to participants with distinct skill sets, from novice network operators to senior system administrators.  Instructors, with extensive security and networking experience, lead the classes and all required training materials are provided.  Each training session combines classroom instruction with tailored, hands-on experiences, in live network environments, so that participants learn practical, rather than just theoretical, skills. This process enables participants to gain the knowledge required to successfully operate their Arbor solutions while maximizing product performance.

* On-site customer class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.