Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Liquid Telecom selects Arbor Networks' security platform

Arbor Networks
Tuesday 16 July 13

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that Liquid Telecom has selected Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform for its comprehensive network visibility and reporting capabilities as well as its ability to detect and understand availability threats, improve traffic engineering, peering relationships and service performance. Liquid Telecom is an award-winning wholesale carrier in Africa providing reliable, high-speed, cost-effective voice and data services – as well as Transaction Payment Solutions – to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes in Eastern…

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, today announced that Liquid Telecom has selected Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform for its comprehensive network visibility and reporting capabilities as well as its ability to detect and understand availability threats, improve traffic engineering, peering relationships and service performance.

Liquid Telecom is an award-winning wholesale carrier in Africa providing reliable, high-speed, cost-effective voice and data services – as well as Transaction Payment Solutions – to Africa’s largest mobile network operators, ISPs, financial institutions and businesses of all sizes in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. Liquid Telecom’s Pan-African fiber network spans over 13,000km across Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho and South Africa. Liquid Telecom is first to cross country borders and covers Africa’s fastest growing economies where no fixed network has existed before.

“Liquid has invested heavily to develop and operate a high-quality pan-African fibre network. Ensuring that our network and services are running smoothly and securely is a top priority for us. For that reason, we selected Arbor Networks for traffic visibility and DDoS protection. Their solutions are deployed globally by the world’s most demanding network operators. This is another example of our commitment to delivering world-class services to customers,” said Ben Roberts, Group Director of Network Strategy at Liquid Telecom.

“Liquid Telecom provides a complete range of wholesale international carrier services. These services need to be always available, secure and operating as promised. By deploying Peakflow SP, Liquid Telecom is able to leverage a robust platform that delivers comprehensive network insight and intelligence, together with the ability to mitigate availability threats like DDoS,” said Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty.

World Leader in DDoS Prevention
Arbor Networks customers include the vast majority of the world's ISPs and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a report published in June 2013 from Infonetics Research titled, DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments.

Comprehensive DDoS Detection & Analysis
Peakflow SP combines extensive, cost-effective visibility with real-time reporting of critical network traffic, services and applications to proactively help protect against DDoS attacks, including comprehensive protection for dual-stack IPv4/IPv6 infrastructure.

Application-layer Intelligence
Peakflow SP provides the application-layer intelligence you need to secure and manage critical business applications such as voice, video, data, messaging, file sharing, Web, email and more. You can instantly see what applications are running on your network, profile their behavior, and detect and report on application traffic violations. This in-depth, real-time intelligence enables you to accelerate problem resolution and helps minimise network downtime.

Traffic Engineering
By modeling IPv4 and IPv6 traffic across the entire network, Peakflow SP enables you to make more timely and informed decisions about routing, transit, partners, customers and quality of service. Peakflow SP also improves traffic engineering and capacity planning by correlating topology information with real-time and historic traffic data. With this rich insight into network traffic and customer-by-customer traffic matrices, you can make cost-efficient adjustments to network traffic operations and better eliminate hot spots before they adversely impact services.

Botnet Protection via ATLAS® Intelligence Feed (AIF)
The ATLAS Intelligence Feed enables Pravail® APS to provide unprecedented protection against botnet-fueled DDoS attacks. Over the past five years, Arbor has tracked the rise of botnet-fueled DDoS attacks -- in this year’s Worldwide Infrastructure Security Report, botnets were identified as the primary engine fueling DDoS attacks that threaten the availability of data center and cloud-based infrastructures. Arbor has unique visibility into DDoS botnets because of its ATLAS infrastructure, which combines a darknet sensor network with traffic data from more than 270 service provider customers around the world.

This enormous dataset, 42Tbps of peak IPv4 traffic, enables Arbor’s security researchers to develop a unique, globally-scoped view of malicious traffic traversing backbone networks that form the Internet's core. This insight is critical, as botnets are constantly changing and updating to thwart detection. The ATLAS Intelligence Feed delivers deep DDoS signatures in real time to help keep the data center edge protected against hundreds of botnet-fueled DDoS attack toolsets and their variants. Moreover, this new feed includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks against data center infrastructure and services from known botnets while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without software upgrades. Arbor's researchers are constantly analyzing DDoS botnet attacks--more than 4,300 to date. The ATLAS Intelligence Feed enables customers to directly benefit from the depth and breadth of Arbor’s research team.


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