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From aeroplanes to cybersecurity operations, there’s no getting away from automation, says NETSCOUT Arbor

JOHANNESBURG – September 5, 2018 –An interesting debate rears its head periodically in the aviation industry: ‘Why can’t aircraft controls be fully automated?’Or, to put it more simply, ‘How about a world of commercial aeroplanes in which the plane flies itself without any pilots?’

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Recent financial services cyberattacks underscore need for protection with next generation DDoS services

JOHANNESBURG – August 20, 2018 –The news that three Dutch banks as well as the Dutch Taxation Authority were hit earlier this year by targeted distributed denial of services (DDoS)attacks holds grave cybersecurity warnings for African businesses of all sizes.

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Key practices for the financial services sector to protect itself against DDoS attacks

JOHANNESBURG – July, 2018 –South Africa’s financial services sector is widely acknowledged to be both sophisticated and sound, backed by technology as well as a solid regulatory and legal framework. It offers insurance and investment opportunities; commercial, retail and merchant banking;and mortgage lending , while the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is within the top 20 largest exchanges in the world .

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Fend off DDoS attacks with greater AI and automation

JOHANNESBURG – June 16, 2018 –When every second counts, you need to make your response to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack fast and decisive. A recent paper from NETSCOUT Arbor, which specialises in advanced DDoS protection solutions, clarifies how AI and automation can help to power faster and smarter responses to cyberattacks.

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Lessons from ‘The Art of War’: intelligent automation maximises speedy response in the fight against DDoS attacks

Learning from the days of ancient China - Arbor Networks reminds us that speed is of the essence in DDoS attack mitigation

JOHANNESBURG – June 11, 2018 – Some 500 years BC (544–496 BC), the Chinese general, military strategist and philosopher, Sun Tzu wrote that ‘speed is the essence of warfare’. These words are as true in today’s age of cyberattacks, in which Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are rising in size, frequency and complexity, as they were in ancient China.

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Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

Global and local legislation imposes severe penalties for firms that fail to protect their networks from DDoS attacks.

JOHANNESBURG – May 30, 2018 – Over recent years, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become one of the biggest cyber-security headaches for CIOs and CSOs. Each year, these attacks grow in numbers, becoming bigger and more damaging.

Previously, the primary DDoS fears were the business disruption and reputational damage that they caused. DDoS attackers harness the power of thousands (sometimes even millions) of devices – each ‘hijacked’ with malicious software – to flood the servers of their targets, and bring down their online systems

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Building resilience against distributed threats at government level

JOHANNESBURG – 15 May 2018 - There’s no doubt that the United States is taking Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks seriously. In point of fact, the Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Homeland Security posted a draft report on 5 January this year, entitled ‘A Report to the President on Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against Botnets and Other Automated, Distributed Threats’. The report, which represents a request for comment from the industry, highlights the efforts needed to reduce the threats from automated distributed attacks.

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DDoS attacks becoming more complex and costly

JOHANNESBURG – May 7, 2018 – New data is showing that distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks are becoming more complex and causing more financial damage than ever.

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Enlisting blockchain tech in the war against DDoS onslaughts

JOHANNESBURG – April 19, 2018 – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly on the rise. Arbor’s 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report showed that 33 percent of surveyed organisations suffered a DDoS attack in 2017 (this is sharply up from the previous year’s 17 percent).

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Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

JOHANNESBURG – April 13, 2018 – In a world in which bigger often means better, Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, was recently put to the test and passed with flying colours.

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‘Step away from the fish tank!’ - how an IoT hack could be a line from a modern-day cartoon

JOHANNESBURG – March 27, 2018 – For movie buffs and television fans, some lines are enduring classics. For example, how many times have you heard the phrase: “Step away from the vehicle?”in one form or another? From movies like The Saint (1997) andHerbie Fully Loaded (2005), to television classics like Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, That 70s Show, Blue Bloods and JAG, this is a phrase that has endured. The fun part is that the audience usually knows what’s coming next –common responses include someone running away, driving away or pulling a gun on the police officer issuing the command.

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BYOD: the benefits, risks and threats

JOHANNESBURG – March 20, 2018 – Arbor Networks has, with many peers, been discussing BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) for over five years now and, as predicated, through the ongoing growth in use of external devices in companies all over South Africa, this trend is not going away.

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Almost 2Tbps: Arbor Networks foils largest-ever DDoS attack

JOHANNESBURG – March 09, 2018 – In a world in which bigger often means better, Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, was recently put to the test and passed with flying colours.

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Arbor Networks’ ATLAS report underscores need for edge-to-edge security in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG – March 5, 2018 – As part of its 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has released its ATLAS (Active Threat Level Analysis System) special report, which collates data from NETSCOUT Arbor SP deployments from across the globe.

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Arbor Networks’ 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security report finds frequency and complexity of DDoS attacks on the rise

JOHANNESBURG – February 26, 2018 – Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has released its 13th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR), offering direct insights from network and security professionals into the most critical security challenges facing today's network operators. The report covers a wide variety of topics, from attack trends to SDN/NFV and IPv6 adoption, to key organisational issues such as incident response training and staffing challenges.

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Still waiting to catch the IoT bus? Here’s where it’s going in 2018

JOHANNESBURG – February 08, 2018 – The breakthroughs that change our lives do not, usually, arrive in the world with a loud fanfare and an instant acceptance and understanding of the new arrival’s enormous significance. The Wright brothers, for example, were the first aviators to successfully pilot a power-driven, heavier-than-air flying machine on 17 December 1903. It was a ground-breaking (should we say air-breaking?) accomplishment in those early aviation years, and yet news of their feat, which changed the history of powered and controlled flight through the air, was only published for the first time some four and a half years later, in May 1908. And back down on the ground, just 20 years before Henry Ford popularised the first mass-produced motor vehicles, the American Congress scorned the idea of “horseless carriages propelled by gasoline” – how very wrong they turned out to be!

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Advanced DDoS for SMEs from Arbor Networks

JOHANNESBURG – February 1, 2018 – Around the globe, you don’t have to look far to find anecdotes about the increasing need for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to ramp up their cybersecurity arrangements.

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Frost & Sullivan selects Arbor for DDoS leadership award

JOHANNESBURG – January, 2018 – Global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan has recently honoured Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, with the 2017 DDoS Mitigation Products Market Leadership Award. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative product element by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognises the value-added features/ benefits of the product and the increased return on investment (ROI) it offers customers, which in turn raises customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

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Trends Article Of banks and cybersecurity

JOHANNESBURG – January 23, 2017 – If there’s one industry we should be most concerned about when it comes to cyber criminals and security, it’s the one that looks after our money. “The financial services industry is under continual threat from cyber crooks, and the methods they use to try and infiltrate bank security systems are becoming more sophisticated every day,” states Bryan Hamman, Arbor Network’s territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa.

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Arbor Networks: the differentiators that create an award-winning DDoS provider

JOHANNESBURG – December 04, 2017 – Arbor Networks announced recently that its Arbor Cloud solution has been selected as the winner of the ‘Managed Security Solution of the Year’ award from CyberSecurity Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in today’s global information security market. The intention of the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards is to honour excellence and recognise innovation in a number of information security categories, including cloud security, threat detection, risk management, fraud prevention, and mobile and e-mail security.

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DDoS mitigation best practice in an IoT world

JOHANNESBURG – November 10, 2017 - The Internet of Things (IoT) is a conversation that has been gathering momentum in the public space for around the past five years or so, even though the concept has been around for a few decades. And yet, in this brand-new world of science fiction coming to life, threats lurk also.

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New study puts Arbor Networks in global first place when it comes to DDoS protection

JOHANNESBURG – The growing size, frequency and complexity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks presents a serious challenge for any business. A recent study by industry analysts Quadrant Knowledge Solutions has identified Arbor Networks as the global market and technology leader in providing DDoS mitigation solutions.

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Twenty years of DDoS attacks – looking back, looking forward

Arbor reflects on how DDoS attacks have moved from notoriety to monetisation

JOHANNESBURG – August 31 2017 – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are more popular and dangerous today than at any time in history. In 20 years, DDoS attacks have gone from being a novelty to a nuisance, and finally today they represent a serious threat against the availability and functionality of websites, online services and applications.

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Fact or fiction? Mission-critical myths about DDoS attacks

By Bryan Hamman, Arbor Network’s territory manager for Sub-Saharan Africa

JOHANNESBURG – 28 August 2017 - For anyone in ‘denial’ about the power of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in South Africa - attempts to exhaust the resources available to a network, application or service so that genuine users cannot gain access - let’s take a quick browse through some local headlines from the recent past. A quick search brings up the following: “SA ranks high for DDoS attack concerns” (July 2014) “SA a target for DDOS” (May 2015) “South African IP addresses appear on massive DDoS-for-hire list” (September 2016) Let’s dissect some DDoS myths.

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Are your systems vulnerable to a complex cyber-attack?

Arbor provides layered protection against today’s complex DDoS attacks

JOHANNESBURG – August 23, 2017 – Today’s Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have grown in complexity and now employ a combination of volumetric, TCP-state exhaustion and application-layer attack vectors. Without the right protection in place, an advanced, high-volume DDoS attack could bring your business to a grinding halt by interrupting access to your applications and services. So if the attacks are coming in layers, then prepare to fight fire with fire and protect your networks in layers too.

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Arbor Cloud to increase DDoS attack mitigation capacity to 8Tbps

JOHANNESBURG – 25 July 2017 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced that it has more than doubled the capacity of Arbor Cloud from 2Tbps to 4Tbps, and will have quadrupled capacity to 8Tbps by the end of 2017.

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Arbor Networks further automates DDoS attack mitigation for MSSPs and enterprise customers

JOHANNESBURG – July 12, 2017 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, has announced a new version of its on-premise, always-on, inline distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation platform for enterprise customers, Arbor Networks APS.

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Arbor named as clear DDoS leader in Quadrant Knowledge report

JOHANNESBURG – May 30, 2017 – Arbor Networks’ clear leadership position in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation is once again confirmed – being named by Quadrant Knowledge Solutions as the 2017 Market and Technology Leader in the Global DDoS Mitigation Market.

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The dark, dangerous, and insanely profitable world of DDoS attacks

JOHANNESBURG – May 24, 2017 – Imagine a business model with a 95 percent profit margin.
As wonderful as this sound, this business is certainly not something that most would want to get into. We’re talking, of course, about the criminal enterprise of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks.

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What’s next for Mirai and botnet DDoS attacks?

JOHANNESBURG – May 03, 2017 – For security professionals, Mirai has become a household name. It’s the now-infamous malware that hackers use to absorb hundreds of thousands of connected devices – from routers, to DVRs, IP cameras and other gadgets – into giant armies.

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Business case for DDoS protection: Not just cost savings, but positive revenue benefits

JOHANNESBURG – April 19 , 2017 – As our businesses continue to digitise, and an increasing number of services are delivered via the cloud, we tend to have very low tolerance for downtime.

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DDoS attacks: are you prepared? Are you insured?

JOHANNESBURG – April 13, 2017 – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are certainly causing many sleepless nights for CIOs and CSOs across the world. In fact, Arbor research reveals DDoS attack sizes are growing have grown by an astonishing 1,233 percent, at a compound growth rate of 68 percent, over just the past few years.

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Don’t fall prey to the common DDoS myths

JOHANNESBURG – March 29, 2017 – Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks have appeared on the threat horizon as one of the most pressing issues for security experts. In today’s cloud-based, always-on business environment, DDoS attacks can pull down an organisation’s online systems, bring workflow and mission-critical processes to a halt, and cause untold reputation damage.

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Double-edged sword: new tech can transform your business, but pose new security risks

JOHANNESBURG – March 23, 2017 – Revolutionary technology trends are rising to the fore, and intertwining in powerful ways, to reshape businesses, industries and even entire social structures.

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As retail payments burst with innovation, new threats emerge

JOHANNESBURG – March 19, 2017 – The payments space is one of the most vibrant areas of financial services at the moment, with consumers craving faster, simpler ways to make payments – especially for those regular, low-value transactions that punctuate our daily comings-and-goings.

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Weaponised IoT attacks: what does the future hold?

JOHANNESBURG – March 10, 2017 – The explosion of connected devices onto our networks is fuelling our imaginations and inspiring incredible visions for the future. There is limitless potential in being able to connect and integrate our cars, houses, appliances, and everything else we own.

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Global industry analyst firm Ovum publishes research note on Arbor Networks SP Insight big data analytics solution

JOHANNESBURG – February 23, 2017 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), has announced that leading global industry analyst firm, Ovum, has published a research note on Arbor SP Insight, a new software-based extension to its Arbor Networks SP platform (Arbor SP) that dramatically expands and enhances network operators' traffic analytics and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack forensics capabilities.

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Overall Security Company at 13th Annual Info Security Product Guide's Global Excellence Awards®

Burlington, Mass, – February 14, 2017 Arbor Networks, Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT, announced today that Info Security Products Guide, the industry's leading information security research and advisory guide, has named Arbor Networks as Best Overall Security Company (500-2,499 employees) at the 13th Annual Global Excellence Awards.

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DDoS, what you need to know about this type of cyber attack

JOHANNESBURG ‐ February 16, 2017 ‐ With Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks increasing considerably in size, frequency and complexity, according to the recently released Arbor Networks' 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security report, the chances of organisations being hit by a DDoS attack have never been higher.

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Network traffic analysis for security: A "market" on the cusp of the chasm?

JOHANNESBURG – December 06, 2016 – There is much talk at present about the value that comes from network traffic. Traffic can bring end-to end visibility of all users, applications and services, their activities and locations from a single perspective, allowing security teams to understand trouble spots and threats, and make smart and accurate decisions quickly before the wider infrastructure is impacted.

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Arbor Networks' 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security report finds attacker innovation and IoT exploitation fuel DDoS attack landscape

JOHANNESBURG – January 26, 2017 – Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has released its 12th Annual Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report (WISR) offering direct insights from network and security professionals at the world's leading service provider, cloud/ hosting and enterprise organisations.

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