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Arbor Networks APS Earns Recommended Rating and Highest Score for Overall Security Effectiveness in New NSS Labs DDoS Test Report

Date: Tuesday April 5, 2016

Arbor’s Application-Layer Attack Protection Score Was 100%: Average Score Was 80% 

BURLINGTON, Mass., April 5, 2016 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), announced today that the Arbor Networks APS 2800 on-premise distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection solution earned a “Recommended” rating and the highest Overall Security Effectiveness score in the first ever NSS Labs’ DDoS Prevention Test Report.

A “Recommended” rating from NSS Labs indicates that a product demonstrates outstanding performance and deserves serious consideration from customers. This rating is reserved for only the top performing products, regardless of vendor market share, size, or industry presence. The scope of this particular test includes: Security Effectiveness, Performance, Stability and Reliability and Total Cost of Ownership.

According to NSS Labs, “Many vendors have entered the DDoS prevention market in recent years, and their solutions should be evaluated carefully. NSS Labs’ test reports are designed to address the challenges faced by IT professionals in selecting and managing security products.”

Highlights from Arbor Networks APS Test Report include:

  • 100% Score for Application-Layer Attacks versus 80% Group Average: Across HTTP Get Flood; RUDY (Low and Slow); LOIC; NTP Reflection; 10G DNS Reflection and SIP Invite Flood attacks.
  • 90.8% Score for Overall Attack Mitigation: Across Volumetric, Protocol and Application-layer DDoS attacks.
  • Real-World Mitigation Test: Performed at 20Gbps, as claimed, for “Real-World” Protocol Mix (Data Center – Financial; Data Center – Mobile Users and Applications; Data Center – Web Based Applications and Services and Protocol Internet Service Provider (ISP) Mix).

“Businesses today cannot operate without the availability of their networks, services and applications. Availability is the equivalent of electricity today. DDoS attacks now are becoming more prevalent at a time when the consequences continue to rise. As NSS Labs’ rigorous, independent testing shows, Arbor continues to be the market leader, delivering innovative, reliable on-premise DDoS protection to customers around the world,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.

To learn more, download a copy of the complete Arbor Networks APS Test Report.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor 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 Networks Spectrum™ advanced threat solution delivers complete network visibility through a combination of packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and mitigation of attack campaigns, malware and malicious insiders. 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 visit our website at arbornetworks.com or follow 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.

Contact Information

Kevin Whalen

Arbor Networks

Phone: 781-362-4377


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