2014 Press Releases

PenTeleData Selects Arbor Networks’ Peakflow Platform for Infrastructure Protection, Traffic Visibility and DDoS Defense

BURLINGTON, MA. (December 16, 2014)Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that PenTeleData, a provider of Voice, Video, Data and Internet services in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has selected the Arbor Peakflow platform to protect its infrastructure from distributed denial of service attacks that are the primary threat to the availability of their services.

Founded in 1994, PenTeleData is a strategic partnership of local cable and telephone companies, including Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, Service Electric Broadband Cable, Service Electric Cablevision, Ironton Telephone and Blue Ridge Communications. Using 9,000+ miles of fiber optics for tens of thousands of customers, PenTeleData serves all facets of business, including banking, healthcare, education, government and retail sales.

“At PenTeleData we have been acutely focused on network security for twenty years. The threats may change, but our commitment to customer satisfaction never does,” said PenTeleData’s CEO Jeff Reinhard. “DDoS attacks have emerged as a significant threat to the quality and availability of our services. We’ve deployed Arbor Networks’ solution because they are the global leader in DDoS protection. We’re now able to protect all of our customers from DDoS attacks, at no additional cost to them. That makes us quite unique in the industry, and serves as further demonstration of our commitment to our customers.”

“PenTeleData differentiates itself through the quality, security and availability of their services. Whether a residential or commercial customer, they have an expectation that their voice, video, data and Internet services will not only be available, but high quality. DDoS is the primary threat to the availability of these services. By deploying Peakflow, PenTeleData now has the ability to ensure that the traffic on their network is clean, and their services are able to operate as designed, without any degradation due to malicious traffic congesting the network,” said Matthew Moynahan, President of Arbor Networks.

Arbor Networks Peakflow Portfolio

Many of the world's leading cloud, hosting and service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow® DDoS protection platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services.

The Peakflow platform includes two main components, Peakflow and the Peakflow Threat Management System. The Peakflow solution combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with Peakflow Threat Management System’s carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

About PenTeleData

PenTeleData's fully redundant fiber optic network throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey delivers Voice, Video, Data and Internet services. Founded in 1994, we are a strategic partnership of local cable and telephone companies, including Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, Service Electric Broadband Cable, Service Electric Cablevision, Ironton Telephone and Blue Ridge Communications. In addition, we serve all facets of business, including banking, healthcare, education, government and retail sales. Our Ethernet connections are 100% fiber and provide 99.999% uptime for unsurpassed reliability. From our fully redundant connections to peering with large national content providers, we make sure that our connections are always available. Whether it's for online banking, research, Telehealth, or retail sales, our solutions work in the background and are always backed by the support of our 24/7 Network Control Center. PenTeleData also provides nearly 200 Unleashed Wi-Fi Hotspots in 18 counties across our serving area as a free benefit for our partner broadband customers.

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 on-premise 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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