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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.

Quadrant Knowledge, the global Market Research and Consulting Firm, placed clear daylight between Arbor and the rest of the pack, citing Arbor’s sophisticated mix of DDoS offerings that suit any size and type of business.

Bryan Hamman, territory manager for sub-Saharan Africa at Arbor Networks, says the endorsement comes at an important time for the cyber-defence industry in Africa.

“For telcos, ISPs, hosting partners and many other types of business across Africa, we’re seeing an escalating threat landscape, with a greater number of destructive attacks being reported every month,” he notes.

Fin24* recently revealed that the most common cyber-attack on telcos across the continent are DDoS attacks – with Gilat Satcom, reporting that “ISPs, cellular companies, banks and IT companies in Africa are all under near-constant attack”.

Hamman adds that this points to an increasing trend: that attackers are shifting their focus away from mature economies, towards emerging economies where organisations may not have specialised prevention in place.

String of awards
Quadrant explains that its analysis was conducted in terms of both business performance and technology excellence.

In its findings, it notes that “Arbor Networks is recognised as the market and technology leader in the global DDoS mitigation market driven by its sophistication of technology platform, scalability, competitive strategy, industry impact, and high customer impact.”

The Quadrant acclaim follows a litany of recent global awards, from the likes of Security Product Guide’s Global Excellence Awards, the Info Security Products Guide’s Awards, and Network Products Guide's Annual IT World Awards.

“It’s wonderful to be recognised for all the effort that’s gone into producing the most multi-layered and impenetrable DDoS solutions, as well as our unrivalled threat intelligence capabilities.

“With these kinds of industry accolades, we’re able to maintain our strong momentum, and continue entrenching Arbor as the one and only player in professional DDoS defence,” comments Hamman.

And as organisations across Africa come under increased threat, he adds that Arbor’s intelligence capabilities will continue to be localised, and the solution sets will be customised to suit local firms’ requirements.



For more information about Arbor in Africa, please contact Bryan Hamman at



About Arbor NetworksArbor 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 follow us 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. 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



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