Arbor Cloud Wins “Best Cloud Product”

at Computing Magazine’s Cloud Excellence Awards

BURLINGTON, MA., Sept. 27, 2017 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), announced today that the Arbor Cloud DDoS managed service was named Best Cloud Product at the Cloud Excellence Awards sponsored by Computing Magazine. This is the second major industry award recognizing Arbor Cloud for excellence in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection this month. Arbor Cloud was also named Best Managed Service at the CyberSecurity Breakthrough Awards.

“Arbor Cloud DDoS managed services continue to gain tremendous recognition in the marketplace. Arbor understands how difficult DDoS defense can be, and we have built our service from scratch to meet the needs of all organizations. We’ve focused on the operational aspects of what makes a truly great managed service which includes transparency of operations, detailed reports on attacks and mitigations, and executive level reporting for the C-suite. Arbor Cloud provides the protection customers need and the reporting they want,” said Tom Lyons, Arbor Networks Vice President of Product Management.

Arbor Cloud: Affordable, Fully Managed DDoS Protection
Arbor Cloud offers enterprise customers affordable, fully managed DDoS protection powered by the industry’s leading technology and backed by its most experienced incident responders. Arbor Cloud can be deployed as cloud only, hybrid - where the customer manages the on-premise solution - or fully managed, with Arbor handling all aspects of a best practice multi-layered defense. 

Arbor Networks® APS can be deployed as an appliance or virtual solution, delivering visibility into traffic entering the network, providing always-on DDoS attack detection and mitigation up to 40Gbps. Arbor’s patented Cloud Signaling capability tightly integrates this on-premise protection with cloud-based defenses, automating a key component of DDoS defense and significantly reducing the time needed to mitigate attacks. This hybrid, multi-layer defense is an industry best practice for DDoS protection services, ensuring that enterprise networks are protected no matter what type of advanced DDoS attack they are facing.

Why Does Arbor Cloud Keep Winning Awards? 

Industry Leading Scale: Arbor Cloud has 4Tbps of mitigation capacity dedicated to DDoS protection. By distributing capacity globally, attacks can be mitigated more quickly and closer to the source. This distributed model enables customer traffic to stay in-region and, in some cases, in-country. Not only does this allow for quicker remediation, it provides additional value by addressing emerging data privacy considerations on cloud service providers.

Automated Threat Intelligence: Arbor APS is enhanced by threat intelligence via the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF). Developed by Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), the AIF includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks from known botnets and malware while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without intrusive software upgrades. Working in unison with the AIF, Arbor APS can also block outbound threats, helping prevent data exfiltration.

Custom Workflows: The Arbor Cloud team takes the time to understand your processes and has the flexibility to work within them. With many vendors, even good ones, it’s their way or no way.

Customer-focused Reporting: Arbor Cloud also offers complete transparency of operations, including a view into blocked hosts and even packets, offering the flexibility enterprises need to alter attack countermeasures and thresholds. Arbor takes a proactive, consultative approach that leverages global threat intelligence as the basis for recommendations to improve customer’s security posture, and supplies executive-level reporting that demonstrates ROI and key metrics for the C-suite.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations. 

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at or follow on Twitter @ArborNetworks. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight is shared via the ASERT blog. For a global data visualization of DDoS attacks that leverages our ATLAS intelligence, visit the Digital Attack Map, a collaboration with Jigsaw, an incubator within Alphabet, Google’s parent company (NASDAQ: GOOGL).

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 respective owners.

Kevin Whalen
Sr. Director, Corporate & Marketing Communications