Arbor Networks Unveils Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis
Expands industry-leading Peakflow solution by providing visibility and threat detection for HSPA/LTE networks
BURLINGTON, Mass., February 25, 2014 – Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today unveiled Peakflow® Mobile Network Analysis. This new solution is designed for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) challenged with managing the steady rise in mobile data traffic and evolving threats. According to Heavy Reading’s 2013 Mobile Network Security Survey, 60 percent of mobile operators have experienced a network outage or service degradation lasting at least an hour due to malicious attacks. Until now, MNOs haven’t had the proper level of visibility into the traffic traversing their mobile packet core, making it nearly impossible to detect malicious or non-malicious traffic that threatens service availability and performance, ultimately leading to negative customer experiences and churn.
Arbor’s Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis collects telemetry directly from the packet core, providing a wide-angle view of signaling activity through a rich set of intuitive reporting tools. These reporting tools yield key operational and security insights, such as:
- Detailed signaling flow behavior between SGSN/SGW/MME and GGSN/PGW nodes – for real-time and retrospective analytics purposes.
- Detection and alerting of abnormal signaling message volumes, response times and information element codes – so security and operations teams can quickly identify potential causes.
“Given the high speeds offered by HSPA+ and LTE and the vulnerabilities inherent to BYOD, attackers are undoubtedly attracted to mobile networks as a fast, convenient and readily exploitable platform for conducting malicious attacks,” said Matthew Moynahan, Arbor Networks President. “By building on our existing best-in-class Peakflow solution, we’re putting the same proven network visibility and security technology into the hands of mobile network operators (many of whom are our existing customers) with Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis. Now MNOs can see, understand and help stop threats before they negatively impact their infrastructure and services.”
“In today’s environment, no one security approach is going to prevent all malicious traffic from reaching the mobile network. And nothing is going to stop the increasingly complex mix of protocols within the network from generating anomalous traffic behavior,” said Patrick Donegan, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading. “Mobile operators are increasingly looking for new ways to quickly visualize, identify and reduce security risks within the packet core.”
Today, a majority of the world’s network service providers use Arbor’s Peakflow platform for network visibility and advanced threat protection for their fixed networks. As the lines blur between fixed and mobile connectivity, Arbor’s Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis solution enables multi-service network operators to deploy a single solution, providing pervasive network visibility and advanced threat protection for their fixed, HSPA/LTE and Cloud infrastructures.
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.
To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight, together with data from the ATLAS® global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS Threat Portal.
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