Sweden’s Elastx Selects Arbor Networks to Protect its Cloud Infrastructure and Customers from DDoS Attacks

20 Oct 2015

BURLINGTON, Mass., October 20, 2015 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced it has entered into an agreement with Sweden’s Elastx, an independent IT services and cloud platform provider, to enable Elastx to deliver distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection to its customers. Elastx is now able to differentiate its services by offering the industry’s leading portfolio of DDoS protection solutions, reducing its customers’ risk profile by defending the network from dangerous application-layer and volumetric DDoS attacks.

Organizations today are heavily dependent on Internet connectivity to run their operations, making them increasingly vulnerable to network-based attacks. By outsourcing to Elastx’s cloud platforms, which now include world leading DDoS protection from Arbor Networks, customers will further benefit by being protected by the industry’s most proven DDoS mitigation technology.

“Our deal with Arbor is the result of customer-driven demand for advanced anti-DDoS services,” said Henrik Grankvist, COO at Elastx. “It is encouraging to see that organizations in the Swedish public sector, as well as enterprises, recognize the scope and scale of the damage that such attacks can achieve. As a result, they are now mobilizing to establish the best possible protection before they can be targeted.”

“Application-layer attacks are typically hard to discover and manage since they often mimic legitimate events in the user interface,” said Joakim Öhman, CTO of Elastx. “As a cloud services platform provider, we need to offer the best solutions possible also from a security perspective. The Arbor deal allows us to do just that.”

“With the Elastx offering it will be possible for enterprises and organizations to identify and manage all types of DDoS attacks that threaten the availability of online services and business continuity,” said Olli Lähteenmaa, Arbor Networks Territory Manager Nordics and Baltics. “Availability of websites, applications and services is as fundamental to a business today as electricity.”

Availability: The Elastx cloud platforms, including the increased security capabilities from Arbor Networks, are available now.

About Elastx
Elastx is a cloud services platform provider based in Sweden. Elastx platforms are 100% built on SSD for maximum performance and Elastx guarantees that your data will be stored within Swedish country borders and that you will have access to Swedish technical support. Elastx also offers consultancy services within Cloud Infrastructure, DevOps and Full stack development.

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’s advanced threat solutions deliver complete 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 reduce the risk to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com and follow on Twitter @ArborNetworks. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight, together with data from the ATLAS global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS Threat Portal.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, the Arbor Networks logo and ATLAS are all trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brands may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Contact Information

Micael Engström

Sales Manager Nordics and Baltics, Arbor Networks

Phone: +46 70-456 93 30

Henrik Grankvist

COO, Elastx

Phone: + 46 72-5717802

Jan Fredriksson

Northern Link PR for Arbor Networks

Phone: 070-716 00 68

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