Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced that Taiwan Mobile Business Solution has introduced a multi-layer distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection service for their enterprise customers that is powered by Arbor’s DDoS mitigation technology. Taiwan Mobile is a leading telecommunications company in Taiwan offering mobile, fixed-line, cable TV and broadband services.
“Enterprises under DDoS attacks are flooded with an overwhelming flux of packets. Not only is the network bandwidth oversaturated and the server resource depleted, in some cases, the overloaded network protection equipment is also forced to shut down, allowing the attacker to break into the system and to latently prepare a targeted attack. Arbor’s multi-layer DDoS protection solutions enable us to give our customers full network visibility, actionable security intelligence, and broad-based DDoS attack detection and mitigation,” said Chuan-Hui Wu, chief operating officer of Taiwan Mobile’s Business Solution.
“Taiwan Mobile Business Solution customers will benefit from an integrated on-demand solution that delivers protection from the full spectrum of modern DDoS attacks that target bandwidth, applications and infrastructure, often at the same time. Arbor has been a proponent of multi-layer protection for many years, and we are gratified that Taiwan Mobile Business Solution has decided to launch a service for their customers that follows best practice defense,” said Alex Chin, Taiwan country manager for Arbor Networks.
The Need for Multi-Layer Protection
Today’s complex DDoS attacks are the number one threat to the availability of networks, applications and online services. Volumetric attacks are growing. The increasing popularity of amplification/reflection attacks together with massive Internet of Things botnets is adding a new layer of complexity. Modern day DDoS attacks now employ a combination of volumetric, TCP-state exhaustion and application-layer attack vectors. Taiwan Mobile Business Solution is now able to provide cloud-based traffic scrubbing services tightly integrated with on-premise DDoS mitigation defense. This multi-layered, hybrid approach represents the most comprehensive DDoS program an enterprise can deploy to mitigate today’s full spectrum of DDoS threats.
The Arbor Solution
The cloud-based protection is delivered via the integrated Arbor SP and Arbor TMS solutions. Arbor SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with Arbor TMS’ 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. More than 60 global internet service providers rely on the integrated Arbor SP and Arbor TMS solutions to offer a managed DDoS service to their customers.
The on-premise protection comes via the Arbor APS solution, the first on-premise security product focused on securing the network perimeter from threats against availability – specifically application-layer DDoS attacks. Purpose-built for the enterprise, Arbor APS delivers out-of-the-box, proven attack identification and mitigation capabilities that can be deployed with little configuration, even during an attack.
Arbor’s patented Cloud Signaling capability ensures the tightest integration possible between on-premise and cloud-based mitigation.
About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, 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 Networks Spectrum™ advanced threat solution delivers complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of attack campaigns, malware and malicious insiders. 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 reduce the risks to their business.
To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com 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).
Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and other federal securities laws. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including without limitation, the statements related to the benefits of the Arbor SP, Arbor TMS and Arbor APS solutions and Arbor’s patented Cloud Signaling capability, constitute forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements due to known and unknown risk, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors. For a more detailed description of the risk factors associated with NETSCOUT, please refer to NETSCOUT’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016 and NETSCOUT’s subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NETSCOUT assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.
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