Arbor Networks introduces DDoS protection for small and medium enterprise

Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of Netscout (NASDAQ: NTCT), has announced that it is making advanced DDoS protection available to small and medium sized businesses through a suite of affordable, flexible options that range from on-premise appliances to virtualized solutions and Amazon Web Services support for unified protection across hybrid cloud environments, the company said.

Enterprises no longer have to sacrifice performance for price or settle for bolted-on, check-the-box DDoS protection solutions that lack essential functionality. These new offerings reflect Arbor´s ongoing commitment to support enterprise of all sizes in protecting their networks from DDoS threats that continue to escalate in terms of their attack frequency, volume and complexity.

Whether deployed as an appliance, VM, or AWS instance, Arbor´s APS solution is designed for smaller IT teams with limited resources. Easy to deploy with extensive built-in automation, its “plug & play” design means it can be quickly and easily installed using the default settings – even during an attack. In addition to its robust out-of-the-box capabilities, Arbor APS allows users to quickly fine tune protections specific to their network. The platform´s intuitive UI and rich feature set have won recognition from industry analysts and award programs around the world.

Arbor recommends hybrid, or multi-layer defense to protect against all types of DDoS threats. Cloud-based protection is essential to defend against large, high volume attacks while on-premise protection, as delivered by Arbor´s APS, also provides protection against complicated application-layer and TCP state-exhaustion attacks. Arbor APS incorporates sophisticated detection and mitigation technology providing a complete view of network activities, enabling fast and automatic blocking of attacks before they impact critical applications and services.