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October 06, 2014

Arbor Networks Upgrades Capacity for Arbor Cloud DDoS Protection Service

In the first half of 2014, the number of DDoS attacks has been on the rise, which has made the attack events difficult for companies to cope with. According to Arbor Networks (News - Alert), the number of DDoS events reaching over 20Gbps has doubled in comparison to similar attacks in 2013.

To help customers in coping with such attacks, the company has announced a capacity expansion program for the Arbor Cloud DDoS protection service. When it comes to scaling the capacity to multi-terabits on an as-needed basis, the company is at an advantage it as is the manufacturer of the mitigation equipment.

Arbor’s ATLAS threat monitoring infrastructure helps companies in evaluating data as it collects data from more than 300 service providers and other Internet operators. According to the company, the recent spike in DDoS attacks has forced victims to think about innovative approaches to mitigate the attacks.

Arbor Networks has deployed its services and equipments all over the world. This gives the company a distinct knowhow in mitigating large attacks. It includes attacks that make use of reflection/amplification techniques.

“The trend is clear, and very large attacks are here to stay. Attacks tools are readily available making these attacks easy to execute. This equates to a significant risk for any potential target, be they enterprise or an ISP.  Because we are the manufacturer of the DDoS equipment, we are able to scale the mitigation capacity of Arbor Cloud very quickly. Arbor Cloud customers are assured that we have the mitigation infrastructure available to meet their needs well into the future,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.

By being in the business of the prevention of DDoS attacks, Arbor Networks is possibly looking at a bright future for itself. According to "Global DDoS Prevention Market 2014-2018" research report by, worldwide DDoS prevention market is all set to grow at 19.6 percent CAGR by 2018. 

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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