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Throughout the interconnected network environment in which service providers, enterprises and government organizations operate, Arbor solutions facilitate comprehensive network protection and streamlined network operations. Our market-leading products deliver network visibility, actionable security intelligence, proven availability protection, and broad-based threat detection and mitigation.

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The Advanced Threat Platform That Connects Attacks Across the Internet With Internal Enterprise Networks

Empowering security teams to find and prove active attack campaigns 10x more effectively than SIEM and Security Forensics

Advanced threat defense is a must. Attackers are able to hide on corporate networks because security teams fail to use advanced threat detection or connect discrete events using traditional tools and incident response processes focused on high severity alerts.

The Spectrum platform brings Arbor’s Internet-scale visibility and advanced threat detection to the enterprise network, allowing teams to connect global attack indicators to activity inside your network. By monitoring threat actors, Arbor connects threat actor activity happening on the broader Internet with the internal conversations on customer networks using advanced threat defense.

Arbor Spectrum was designed for security teams to use advanced threat detection to uncover and investigate the most stealthy advanced threat campaigns in minutes. Therefore, your team’s scarce time is focused on finding and proving the threats that matter most. This makes your team more effective, while reducing the real risks to your business.

Advanced Threat Detection:
A Unique Lens to Uncover Advanced Threats

ATLAS Global Threat Intelligence Indicators
ATLAS is a collaborative platform with more than 330+ service provider customers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic data with Arbor that encompasses more than one-third of all Internet traffic. Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) watches malware families changing generationally while also monitoring real-time botnet activity. ASERT receives updates to the malware straight from the botnet. This unique global perspective empowers Arbor customers with detailed, actionable threat intelligence.

Advanced Threat Detection: Surface and Search the Entire Internal Network
Arbor Networks Spectrum integrates ATLAS threat indicators with real-time visual workflows and security analytics of all network activity for advanced threat defense. Arbor Spectrum instruments netflow and performs advanced threat defense and the ability to detect, investigate and prove threats within and across the network. This occurs 10X faster than traditional security analytics and forensics or SIEM solutions.

Easy install and operation
Avoid the hassle of dealing with complex, difficult to deploy and operate solutions that frustrate rather than empower users. Arbor’s Spectrum platform is built with the user in mind, for rapid deployment and broad adoption for advanced threat defense.

DDoS Proteciton for Enterprise by Arbor APS:

DDoS Protection by Arbor Networks APS

DDoS Protection by Arbor Networks APS
There are many DDoS protection solutions available today for on-premise DDoS mitigation. Only one is powered by the world's most widely deployed DDoS mitigation technology. APS delivers on-premise DDoS protection from availability threats such as application-layer DDoS attacks before they impact your network and service availability.

Powerful DDoS Protection Made Simple

Arbor Networks APS provides proven, on-premise DDoS protection for the world’s most critical enterprise and government networks. Enhanced by integrated DDoS detection and DDoS mitigation capabilities, together with automatic security updates delivered by Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT), APS delivers DDoS mitigation against both known and emerging availability threats so your organization can maintain business continuity – no matter what.

Features & Benefits

Custom DDoS Protection with Immediate DDoS Mitigation

Easy to install, configure and use, APS provides immediate DDoS protection from application-layer DDoS attacks that threaten service and application availability. It also analyzes attacks and provides custom DDoS mitigation recommendations.

Proactive DDoS Detection and Mitigation

APS automates DDoS detection and DDoS mitigation before service performance is impacted. Little to no user interaction is required, lessening the burden on your security team.

Support for Virtual Environments

Leverage the benefits of a virtual environment to quickly turn up DDoS detection and DDoS mitigation. vAPS is a virtual version of the APS appliance that supports VMware and KVM hypervisors.

Full Suite of DDoS Mitigation Countermeasures

APS incorporates advanced anti DDoS protections, or countermeasures, that have proven effective in the world’s largest and most complex network environments. These countermeasures include a set of packet-based protections developed by ASERT that neutralizes the vast majority of global botnet threats.

Automated Threat Updates

Arbor has real-time visibility into more than 120 Tbps of the world’s Internet traffic. This unmatched insight enables ASERT to develop timely, automatic security updates to APS, keeping your organization one step ahead of emerging, malicious threats.

Integrated On-Premise and Cloud-Based DDoS Protection

A leading cause of network downtime is how quickly a cloud-based provider of DDoS protection can respond and initiate DDoS mitigation when the attacks are too big for on-premise solutions to handle on their own. With Cloud Signaling, Arbor has reduced time to mitigation to as little as five seconds. A cloud signal can be pre-set and trigger DDoS mitigation automatically when links reach a certain saturation point, or they can be done manually. This tight integration is the best way to deliver DDos protection and ensure the availability of critical network resources.

Real-Time DDoS Mitigation Reporting and Forensics

APS produces in-depth, real-time attack reports that are easy to understand along with DDoS mitigation forensics detailing blocked hosts, origin countries of attacks and historic trends.

Built-in SSL Inspection to Block Encrypted Traffic

As the Internet evolves to increasingly rely on SSL encryption, DDoS attacks have also evolved to encrypt the malicious traffic and evade DDoS protection solutions. APS now includes an optional on-box SSL acceleration card to deliver an integrated, one-appliance DDoS protection solution to inspect encrypted traffic for DDoS threats. Experience DDoS mitigation in real-time as normal traffic passes uninterrupted – all without forcing changes to existing network and application infrastructure.

Inbound Reputation-based DDoS Protection

APS now includes expanded DDoS mitigation capabilities backed by the global threat intelligence of ATLAS and reputation-based research from ASERT. In-depth analysis expands the breadth of DDoS detection and DDoS mitigation of various types of availability attacks based on the source of the traffic participating in known DDoS attacks.

Inbound and Outbound Advanced Threat Protection

Organizations need a way to stop threat communications in order to protect internal systems from being compromised. APS now applies global threat intelligence of ATLAS and reputation-based research from ASERT to block both inbound and outbound threats via domain and IP reputation.

Managed Arbor Networks APS (mAPS) Service

Arbor Networks APS is the industry's leading on-premise DDoS protection product. With the Managed APS (mAPS) Service, you can rely upon the industry leading expertise of Arbor Networks to manage your on-premises APS device and optimize your DDoS protection.

DDoS Proteciton for Service Providers by Arbor SP

Stop Distributed Denial of Service Attacks with Arbor Networks TMS

Ensure your service availability and performance by delivering automated, 24/7 Distributed Denial of Service attack mitigation and real-time visibility into network applications.

Automated Distributed Denial of Service Attack Mitigation and Service Visibility

A vital component of the Arbor Networks SP solution, Arbor Networks TMS surgically removes distributed denial of service attack traffic from your network without disrupting key network services. It also provides comprehensive, real-time visibility into your network applications, proactively monitoring denial of service attacks so you can maintain your service performance.

Features & Benefits

Advanced, Automated Denial of Service Threat Detection and Mitigation

TMS provides a full suite of countermeasures that surgically removes up to 8Tbps of distributed denial of service attack traffic while enabling the flow of legitimate traffic – all without interrupting your network services. Proven effective for detecting and removing threats such as high-volume flood attacks, stealthy application-layer attacks and attacks hidden in SSL packets, TMS safeguards IPv4 and IPv6 infrastructure from distributed denial of service attacks. Automated and proven, TMS works to keep your network and services up 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

A Flexible and Scalable Denial of Service Solution

With a choice of models to meet diverse deployment needs, TMS automatically detects and surgically removes up to 160 Gbps of distributed denial of service attack traffic from a single appliance. Providing up to 8Tbps of denial of service attack mitigation capacity in a single deployment, its flexible and scalable architecture is ideally suited for in-cloud deployment and the delivery of managed services.

Embedded ASR 9000 vDDoS Protection

Through a technology partnership with Cisco, TMS technology is an available option as ASR 9000 vDDoS Protection on Cisco's Virtualized Services Module (VSM) for the Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 9000 Series of Routers. With up to 40 Gbps of intelligent mitigation capacity and Tbps of Openflow enabled blacklisting, the ASR 9000 virtual distributed denial of service solution protects the edges of your network and serves as a powerful line of defense in a multi-tier defense strategy. The ASR 9000 is Cisco's best in class router and does not require additional rackspace, power, cooling, ports or wiring. It eliminates the need to backhaul attack traffic over the backbone network.

Profitable, In-Cloud Managed Denial of Service Offerings

Together with SP, you can leverage TMS to offer your customers cloud-based, differentiated managed security services such as MPLS VPN visibility and distributed denial of service protection. With up to 160 Gbps of surgical mitigation per appliance, 8 Tbps per deployment, real-time mitigation dashboards, customizable mitigation groups/templates, zero or one-click mitigation and raw packet analysis, TMS offers a proven platform for managed services that can help you grow your business.

Mobile Network Protection

Deployed on the Gi/Sgi interface of your mobile packet core, TMS deployed can stop distributed denial of service attacks or misbehaving mobile applications--protecting the availability and performance of mobile network infrastructure and applications.

Arbor Cloud

Arbor Cloud℠ DDoS Protection solutions for service provider and enterprise network operators. For service providers, Arbor is offering a turnkey, white-label platform that enables them to meet market demand by launching, extending and enhancing cloud-based DDoS managed services. For the enterprise, Arbor now offers an integrated on-premise and cloud-based DDoS protection solution, delivering best practices defense against a wide spectrum of attacks.

Protect against the full spectrum of modern DDoS attacks by combining the power of on-premise and cloud-based mitigation.

Multi-layered DDoS Protection – From the enterprise network to the Cloud

Arbor Cloud is powered by the world's leading experts in DDoS, together with the most widely deployed DDoS protection technology. Whether your enterprise needs to maximize the availability of its network, services and applications—or you're a service provider seeking to launch or expand your managed DDoS protection service—Arbor offers a solution for you.


Today's complex DDoS attacks are the number one threat to the availability of networks, applications and online services. DDoS defense requires multi-layered protection from the edge of the network to the cloud.

With Arbor Cloud, you gain an integrated on-demand solution that delivers protection from the full spectrum of modern DDoS attacks that target bandwidth, applications and infrastructure, often at the same time.


As DDoS attacks continue to grow in size, frequency and complexity, businesses are turning to managed security service providers (MSSPs) for cloud-based protection. Arbor Cloud can help MSSPs take advantage of this market opportunity by launching new DDoS protection services or expanding existing ones—quickly and cost-effectively.

Threat Intelligence

ATLAS is a collaborative project with nearly 300 service provider customers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic data with Arbor totaling an amazing 70Tbps. From this unique vantage point, Arbor is ideally positioned to deliver intelligence about DDoS, malware and botnets that threaten Internet infrastructure and network availability. The ATLAS Intelligence Feed automates the identification and mitigation of attacks from known botnets while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without software upgrades.

Superior Security Intelligence for DDoS and Advanced Threats

Arbor Networks has built a world class team of security researchers that are dedicated to discovering and analyzing emerging Internet threats and developing targeted defenses. The team uses a sophisticated combination of attack data collection, partner information and analysis tools to create detection policies and attack countermeasures that are delivered to Arbor's entire product portfolio via the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF).

Unparalleled Insight and Expert Analysis

Arbor has a long history in botnet research and DDoS mitigation. However, as DDoS has moved from just a diversion to be a feature of malware and botnets used in cybercrime and APT attacks, Arbor has expanded its research team and research capabilities to tackle additional threat types.

What separates Arbor's security intelligence from other vendors is how the team uses its pervasive service provider footprint and critical partnerships to obtain and analyze security events. The rich data that comes from this intelligence is passed on to customers through the ATLAS Intelligence Feed (AIF), giving them both a micro view of their own network combined with a macro view of global Internet traffic; this is a powerful combination of network security intelligence that is unrivaled today.

Critical components include:


ATLAS is the world's first and largest globally scoped threat analysis network. Launched in 2007 in partnership with a group of Arbor service provider customers, ATLAS delivers unparalleled visibility into the backbone networks that form the Internet's core. As the power of this data became evident, participation has grown to more than 275+ customers who have agreed to share anonymous traffic data, totaling an amazing 70 Tbps or approximately one-third of all Internet traffic. With the actionable intelligence provided by ATLAS, Arbor customers can make timely and informed decisions about their network security, as well as service creation, market analysis, capacity planning and application trends.


Arbor Networks is a founding member of the Red Sky® Alliance—a private social network of trusted security experts that collaborate on the identification and neutralization of malware and other advanced threats. As a member, Arbor has access to more than 23 million PCs being actively monitored for threat intelligence.


The research team uses a rich malware analysis backend system comprised of both external partner technology along with internally developed analysis and processes.


With ATLAS and AIF, Arbor delivers unparalleled visibility into the backbone networks that form the Internet's core down to the local networks in today's enterprise.

Service providers can leverage ATLAS intelligence to make timely and informed decisions about their network security, service creation, market analysis, capacity planning, application trends, transit and peering relationships and potential content partner relationships.

Enterprise security teams can leverage the global threat intelligence of the ATLAS data to stay ahead of advanced threats and save significant time by eliminating the need to manually update the latest attack detection signatures. This unique feed includes geo-location data and automates the identification of attacks against infrastructure and services from known botnets and malware while ensuring that updates for new threats are automatically delivered without software upgrades.


Arbor makes a subset of ATLAS intelligence available to the public through the ATLAS Security Portal. This portal displays host/port scanning activity, zero-day exploits/worm propagation, security events, vulnerability disclosures and dynamic botnet/phishing infrastructures. Additional portal features include:
  • Global Threat Map – Real-time visibility into globally propagating threats
  • Threat Briefs – Summaries for the most significant security events within the past 24 hours
  • Top Threat Sources – A view of originating attack activity, based on country, ASN or host
  • Threat Index – A summary of malicious activity traversing the Internet on that date
  • Top Internet Attacks – A 24-hour snapshot of the major exploits launching attacks globally
  • Vulnerability Risk Index – The most dangerous vulnerabilities being exploited on the Internet today


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Arbor Digital Attack Map

Arbor Networks has collaborated with Google Ideas to create a data visualization that shows what a global problem distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have become. Google Ideas used anonymous data from Arbor Networks’ ATLAS global threat monitoring system to build a data visualization that allows users to explore historical trends in DDoS attacks, and make the connection to related news events on any given day. The data is updated daily, and historical data can be viewed for all countries.

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