Arbor Cloud Named A Leader in DDoS Mitigation Solutions By Independent Research Firm

BURLINGTON, MA., December 12, 2017 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced it was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its Q4 2017 Forrester Wave™ evaluation, Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) Mitigation Solutions. In this evaluation, the Arbor Cloud DDoS Managed Service was cited as a Leader.

Highlights from the Report

  • "Clients gave Arbor high marks for value delivered, overall solution cost and vendor-provided threat intelligence."
  • "[Arbor] rated higher than the peer group average for its ability to defend against layer 3, 4 and 7 attacks."
  • The Arbor Cloud DDoS managed service earned the highest score possible in thirteen criteria: On-Premises Solution, Threat Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Telemetry, Latency, Portal, Professional Services, Service Delivery, Service Levels, Value Added Resellers (VARs), Revenue Growth, and Current Revenue.

"Arbor is a relatively new entrant into the DDoS managed services business, and we are honored to have been cited as a Leader in the new Forrester Wave™ evaluation for DDoS Mitigation Solutions, Q4 2017. We are especially pleased that our customers gave Arbor high marks for value delivered and overall solution costs. Arbor has virtualized our entire portfolio and developed a number of affordable and flexible managed service offerings to meet the needs of any organization interested in protecting the availability of their digital assets," said Darren Anstee, Chief Technology Officer at Arbor Networks.

Market Drivers for DDoS Protection
According to the report, "digital businesses depend on constant, uninterrupted connectivity. Websites, applications and cloud services are potential targets for DDoS attacks. Attackers may target enterprises for extortion, hacktivism, political motivation, competitive reasons or as part of a data breach."

"Hybrid solutions offer the best of both"
Arbor Networks has long been a proponent of hybrid DDoS defenses as industry best practice. According to Forrester, "many firms choose a hybrid approach using on-premises DDoS mitigation appliances with cloud-based services. A hybrid approach provides fast detection and defense with low latency and the ability to utilize cloud-based mitigation should the need arise. When attack volumes grow and threaten to overwhelm the on-premises solution, it can signal to the cloud provider to begin mitigation in the cloud."

Arbor Cloud: Affordable, Fully Managed Hybrid DDoS Protection
Arbor Cloud offers enterprise customers affordable, fully managed DDoS protection powered by the industry’s leading technology and backed by its most experienced incident responders. Arbor Cloud can be deployed as cloud only, hybrid (where the customer manages the on-premise solution) or fully managed, with Arbor handling all aspects of a best practice multi-layered defense.

Arbor Networks® APS can be deployed as an appliance or virtual solution, delivering visibility into traffic entering the network, providing always-on DDoS attack detection and mitigation up to 40Gbps. Arbor vAPS can also be deloyed in Amazon’s Web Services cloud offering unified DDoS protection for hybrid-cloud environments. Arbor’s patented Cloud Signaling capability tightly integrates this on-premise protection with cloud-based defenses, automating a key component of DDoS defense and significantly reducing the time needed to mitigate attacks. This hybrid, multi-layer defense is an industry best practice for DDoS protection services, ensuring that enterprise networks are protected no matter what type of advanced DDoS attack they are facing.

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 400 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at or follow on Twitter @ArborNetworks. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight is shared via the ASERT blog. For a global data visualization of DDoS attacks that leverages our ATLAS intelligence, visit the Digital Attack Map, a collaboration with Jigsaw, an incubator within Alphabet, Google’s parent company (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

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