Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that it will be participating in GITEX Technology Week, taking place from October 20-24 at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). Aiming to address the rampant threat of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks faced by service providers and enterprise organizations in the Middle East, the vendor will highlight its Peakflow platform which is the industry’s leading network-wide infrastructure security and traffic-monitoring platform delivering unparalleled DDoS protection.
"Because much of the cyber criminal activity in the Middle East is politically motivated, it is very common to see hackers bringing down websites and defacing them with political messages. These are sophisticated attacks that are extremely well coordinated and executed by experienced organizations that are based in the region," said Mahmoud Samy, Area Head, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan at Arbor Networks. "We are also seeing tactics such as use of DDoS to mask even more damaging cyber theft, which is why situational awareness and intelligence are now essential requirements for network security."
At GITEX, Arbor will demonstrate solutions that specifically address the needs of enterprises, service providers, data centers and cloud operators. Designed for service providers and global enterprises, the Peakflow solution delivers DDoS protection with actionable insight into application management and traffic engineering, while also serving as a platform for managed security services. The company will also highlight its Pravail® solutions targeted at enterprise and government networks that require the ability to detect and mitigate internal and external threats in order to better protect the network, the brand and the business.
Arbor Networks' 500 customers include many of the world's service providers and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a recent report from Infonetics Research titled,"DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook," Arbor Networks was cited as the top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments.
In a report published earlier this year, Arbor found that from January to June, DDoS attacks exceeding 20Gbps more than doubled over 2012. With the presence of organized cyber criminal groups such as Anonymous and the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) in the Middle East, Arbor Networks (arbornetworks.com) has seen great regional demand for its solutions. The company recently announced that Ooredoo, formerly known as Qtel, Qatar’s leading communications company, had deployed Arbor Networks’ Peakflow SP platform in the cloud and Pravail platform on-premise to deliver an integrated managed security service offering to enterprises that utilizes best practices distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack protection.
Commenting on the company's participation at GITEX, Arbor Networks President Colin Doherty said,“GITEX Technology Week is a great opportunity to showcase our broad portfolio of security solutions to a very large and diverse audience. We provide network operators, whether they are enterprises or large service providers, the ability to see, understand and stop DDoS attacks and advanced threats that constantly target their networks. Given the relevance of these solutions in the region, we expect to see a great deal of interest from both customers and channel organizations.”
Arbor Networks will be featuring its DDoS detection and mitigation solutions in Hall 1, D1-25.