BURLINGTON, Mass., October 29, 2015 – Arbor Networks Inc., the security division of NETSCOUT (NASDAQ: NTCT), today announced that LinkBermuda, the leader in providing data networking and IP solutions in Bermuda, has implemented Arbor’s distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) detection and mitigation solutions to protect its infrastructure from attacks that are the primary threat to the availability of Internet-based telecommunications services to the island.
DDoS attacks have become common, and one of the most serious, threats to the Internet. They are an attempt by outside parties to overload networks with malicious requests so that the systems are no longer operable. DDoS attacks can cause bandwidth saturation, resulting in widespread outages to customers. These attacks can be particularly dangerous unless there is a preeminent solution in place.
“At LinkBermuda, we manage and operate capacity on diverse submarine fiber cable systems that connect Bermuda to points of presence in New York, Florida, the Caribbean and Brazil,” said Craig Davis, general manager of LinkBermuda. “Ensuring the availability of these links is essential for our customers and for Bermuda itself. Almost immediately after deployment, we were targeted with a DDoS attack and our DDoS protection worked exactly as designed. Without the Arbor DDoS solution in place, despite LinkBermuda’s position as the market leader in provision of Internet capacity to Bermuda, customers would undoubtedly have been impacted.”
“The fact that LinkBermuda was able to mitigate a significant DDoS attack so quickly after initial deployment is a testament not only to their team’s capabilities, but to Arbor’s engineers as well,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan. “We have developed solutions that combine market-leading technology and mitigation capabilities without losing sight of usability and workflow. Great products can’t have one or the other, they need both.”
Arbor Networks® SP enables visibility and threat detection across LinkBermuda’s entire network — from the peering edge, to the backbone, to the customer edge, and into the data center. SP is integrated with Arbor Networks® TMS enabling real-time, surgical mitigation of DDoS attack traffic from the network without disrupting key network services. Easy to install, configure and use, Arbor Networks® APS provides immediate protection from application-layer DDoS attacks that threaten service and application availability.
All Arbor solutions are enhanced by automatic security updates delivered by Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), helping LinkBermuda defend against both known and emerging availability threats so they can maintain business continuity – no matter what.
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’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.
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