Network Diagramming Channel Feature
Happy 6th Anniversary to ATLAS Threat Monitoring System!
Networks nowadays are more complex than ever before, so maintaining up-to-date networks can be a tedious task. Therefore, it is integral to have a reliable network monitoring and diagramming solution to watch for problems 24/7 on a network, as well as optimizing data flow. For a corporate environment, network monitoring is a critical IT function that can save money in network performance, employee productivity and even infrastructure costs.
One provider of network security and management solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, Arbor Networks Inc., is celebrating the sixth anniversary of its ATLAS Active Threat Level Analysis System, a global threat analysis network.
ATLAS represents a partnership between Arbor Networks and its customers to deliver intelligence about cyber-attacks across the globe. It utilizes data from a global network of darknet honeypot sensors and the attack tool research by Arbor's Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), combined with information from the traffic monitoring and threat detection systems of over 250 service providers.
So, Arbor is ideally positioned to deliver intelligence about distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), malware and botnets that threaten infrastructure, network availability and even business asset security. Today, Arbor’s customers like the advantage of having a micro view of their own network with a macro view of global Internet traffic.
"What separates Arbor from other vendors is how we leverage our pervasive service provider footprint to benefit all of our customers. As the value and benefit of the ATLAS data set has become richer, more customers have agreed to participate, which creates a virtuous cycle and greater security intelligence for all," said Colin Doherty, president of Arbor Networks, in a statement. “Since 2009, we've seen a 3X increase in the number of participants and a 14X increase in the amount of Internet traffic monitored, totaling 43 Tbps of peak traffic today.”
By leveraging ATLAS threat analysis and ASERT expertise, all types of network operators can stay up-to-date on the latest threats with the core security intelligence of to Arbor's products via the AIF (ATLAS Intelligence Feed) and ATF (Active Threat Feed). These feeds keep the products updated with the latest threat intelligence, enabling customers to stop DDoS attacks before they impact business services.
"Our position is that a structured, worldwide, community-supported approach to threat analysis and response is fundamentally essential. The diversity, morphing velocity and sophistication of emerging threats calls for nothing less than a complete and real-time assessment of all battleground fronts," said Michael Suby, director of Stratecast.
Edited by Rich Steeves