Arbor Networks Wins Gold for New Network Operator Traffic Analytics Solution, Best Latin American Deployment & CTO of the Year at 12th Annual Network Product Guide IT World Awards

July 10, 2017

BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 10, 2017-- Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), announced today that Network Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Arbor Networks a gold winner in multiple categories at its 2017 IT World Awards. Arbor was considered among companies with 500-2,499 employees.

The annual awards program recognizes vendors with advanced, ground-breaking products and solutions in all areas of the security and technology industries. Winners from all over the world were recognized during an awards ceremony in San Francisco.

“The constant thread that runs through these awards is innovation and a commitment to customers. Arbor was founded 17 years ago following a university research project and a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) grant that led us to protect the world’s largest networks. We’ve never lost that commitment to research or the spirit of continuous innovation as a cornerstone of the company culture that is further amplified as a security business inside NETSCOUT,” said Brian McCann, President of NETSCOUT’s Security Business Unit.

GOLD WINNER: Arbor Networks SP Insight for New Products & Services
Arbor Networks SP Insight builds on the industry-leading Arbor Networks SP platform. Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack forensics, network troubleshooting, and planning and peering/transit analysis are just a few of the myriad tasks made easier using Arbor Networks SP Insight. The platform integrates powerful new big data capabilities that create a photographic memory of network traffic data with new visual analytics for exploring data at the speed of thought. Arbor SP’s unique flow annotations and enrichment create context by matching this photographic memory context to network topology, customers and traffic patterns. This enables network operations and security teams to conduct agile, multi-dimensional searches of both raw and enriched data with unlimited filtering, the ability to maintain granularity over time, detailed retrospective drill-downs and effortless pivots from graphical to tabular visualizations — all while maintaining state on the event and period of interest.

GOLD WINNER: Best Latin American Deployment
Arbor maintained the availability of key networks associated with a major sporting event in Latin America during the summer of 2016. The company worked with Brazilian internet service providers (ISPs) and other organizations for months leading up to the event to deploy a hybrid multi-layered defense against availability threats, namely DDoS attacks. Arbor’s technology protected against sophisticated, large-scale DDoS attacks launched from an Internet of Things (IoT) botnet and reached 500Gbps of attack traffic, making it the largest sustained attack observed by Arbor in the past 16 years.

GOLD WINNER: Darren Anstee for CTO of the Year
Darren is responsible for the technology strategy of Arbor’s products and services that help customers see and understand network traffic to solve their most complex security challenges. He works closely with Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), solutions architects, sales and engineering groups to drive alignment of the next generation capabilities that will help customers across enterprise and service provider markets.

About NPG’s IT World Awards
As the industry’s leading technology research and advisory publication, Network Products Guide plays a vital role in keeping decision makers and end-users informed of the choices they can make in all areas of information technology. The Annual IT World Awards is part of the SVUS Awards® recognition program from Silicon Valley in the United States of America which also includes other programs such as CEO World Awards, Consumer World Awards, Customer Sales and Service World Awards, Golden Bridge Awards, Globee Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards, Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards, Pillar World Awards, PR World Awards, and Women World Awards. To learn more, visit

About Arbor Networks
Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.

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

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.

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