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Introduction

Arbor Networks has announced a series of initiatives designed to secure and expand its position in the market for technology to mitigate distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks.

Highlights

  • The driver for this move by Arbor is the recognition that DDoS attacks are increasing in number and size, as well as being incorporated into more complex "blended" exploits.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the evolution of the DDoS market.
  • Shows how Arbor is adapting to the changes in the market.

Key questions answered

  • Which is better: on-premise or cloud-based mitigation?
  • How is Arbor seeking to aid MSSPs?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises

DDoS attacks increase and become more varied

  • DDoS attacks are on the increase
  • There is an underlying trend towards larger attacks
  • Smaller and application-layer attacks are also increasing

DDoS attackers grow more sophisticated

  • The duration of attacks is decreasing
  • The frequency of attacks is on the rise
  • The financial motive for DDoS in on the increase

Arbor is adapting to the expanding DDoS market

  • Peakflow and Pravail become part of a single DDoS portfolio
  • Capacity increases are planned for Arbor devices and Arbor Cloud
  • There are virtual appliance versions of TMS and APS
  • Arbor is now offering Cloud and managed appliances
  • DDoS collaboration with Cisco is expanding

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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