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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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