Arbor Networks Maintains Global Leadership Position in the Biannual IHS Infonetics Report on DDoS Prevention Appliances

January 13, 2016

BURLINGTON, MA, January 13, 2016Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), was identified once again as the top supplier of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) mitigation appliances overall, as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. The biannual report details that Arbor not only maintained its significant lead in the market, but grew that leadership position.

According to Infonetics, DDoS prevention appliances are the first line of defense for most service providers and large enterprises around the globe looking to protect themselves from brute-force attacks on network or resource availability. With the unprecedented number, size and coverage of DDoS attacks since the floodgates opened in 2008, vendors that build DDoS prevention solutions have continued to see a significant increase in demand. Just as important, firms are adopting hybrid solutions and lower-cost hardware to deploy on-premises DDoS mitigation solutions to address the cluster of lower-bandwidth attacks and complement this capital investment by handing off larger attacks to a dedicated cloud provider.

“When there is a demonstrable leader in a market, it is usually difficult for that vendor to protect its share, let alone grow it. Impressively, Arbor has done that here. And Arbor is not resting on its laurels. The introduction of its hybrid cloud services, fully managed services, a refreshed on-premises offering, and the upcoming launch of advanced threat detection and analytics all position Arbor to offer a broader, more robust set of capabilities that address a wide range of network security issues facing both service providers and enterprises around the globe,” said IHS Infonetics Research Director for Cybersecurity Technology Jeff Wilson.

“We have successfully led this market for more than a decade and, with that long-standing history and deep domain expertise, we have worked tirelessly to stay ahead of the needs of our customers. A good example of this is our ever-expanding DDoS portfolio – we now deliver unmatched scalability, deployment and cost flexibility to meet the needs of any organization. As the DDoS threat landscape continues to change in scope and complexity, so too do the needs of our customers and partners. They depend on us to innovate; it’s something we’re proud to be known for and continue to execute on as a team,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.

Arbor’s portfolio of DDoS protection products and services are designed to meet the multi-dimensional needs of any organization, from smaller emerging growth companies to the largest enterprise and service provider network operators.

  • Cost-Effective Managed Services: Arbor Cloud offers fully-managed hybrid, on-premises and in-cloud DDoS protection services.
  • Deployment Flexibility: From SDN and virtual solutions to embedded security in Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Routers, high-density appliances and a global cloud.
  • Scalability: Starting at sub-100Mbps virtual solutions scaling to 160Gbps appliances to 2Tbps in the cloud.
  • Protections: From volumetric-only to application-layer and multi-vector attacks to advanced threats; continuously armed with global threat intelligences from ATLAS and ASERT.
  • Pricing: Managed services subscriptions, perpetual appliances and virtual license pools.

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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 risks to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at or 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.

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Kevin Whalen

Arbor Networks

Phone: 781-362-4377