Tata Communications Joins Arbor Networks' Cloud Signaling(SM)

Tata Communications Joins Arbor Networks' Cloud Signaling(SM)
BURLINGTON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/11/12 --   Arbor Networks, Inc.,
a leading provider of security and network management solutions for
enterprise and service provider networks, announced today that Tata
Communications (NYSE: TCL), a leading provider of a new world of
communications, has joined Arbor's Cloud Signaling(SM) Coalition
(CSC). The CSC is an innovative partnership between service
providers, data center operators and enterprises with the mission to
ensure the availability of their network infrastructure and speed
time-to-mitigation for distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.  
"Tata Communications has a globally distributed, cloud-based DDoS
detection and mitigation infrastructure that protects our customers'
IT infrastructures from being blocked from the web. That
infrastructure is working for our customers 24x7," said Eric
Hemmendinger, head of product management for managed security
services, Tata Communications. "Many of our customers are
experiencing application-layer DDoS attacks that are just as
dangerous as traditional network-layer volumetric attacks, and these
are often most effectively mitigated at the edge of the customer's
network with the Pravail device, which is seamlessly integrated with
our network-based infrastructure through Arbor's Cloud Signaling
Coalition. With Pravail and the Cloud Signaling Coalition, we are
expanding our capabilities to protect our customers and extending
Tata Communications' leadership position in managed security
Cloud Signaling(SM) Functionality: A faster, automated way to provide
comprehensive DDoS Mitigation
 At the heart of Cloud Signaling
functionality are the Arbor Peakflow(R) SP and Pravail(R)
Availability Protection System (APS) solutions. Peakflow SP powers
many of the world's leading cloud-based DDoS managed security
services, while Arbor's Pravail Availability Protection System (APS)
is an on-premise device that protects the data center edge against
threats to availability -- specifically, protection against
application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Cloud
Signaling is an efficient and integrated way of bridging the
enterprise data center to the service provider cloud. Cloud Signaling
connects the on-premise Pravail APS device with the cloud-based
Peakflow SP solution, helping to ensure the availability of data
center infrastructures and speed time-to-mitigation for DDoS attacks.
Arbor believes that the best way for enterprises, data centers and
cloud operators to have optimal protection against DDoS attacks is
through this combination of on-premise and in-cloud protection.  
Cloud Signaling Coalition: How does it work?
 When an enterprise or
data center operator discovers that they are under a
service-disrupting DDoS attack, they can choose to mitigate the
attack in the cloud by triggering an alert to upstream infrastructure
of their service provider's network. A volumetric DDoS attack
congesting the upstream links would immediately diminish or disappear
altogether from the data center's access links, and service
availability would be protected. Participation in the Cloud Signaling
Coalition allows the service provider to provide differentiated
managed security services, reduces the time to mitigation and
increases the effectiveness of the response against DDoS threats,
thus saving the customer from major operational expenses and helping
to preserve its reputation. Enterprise and data center customers also
benefit from real time monitoring of the attack mitigation, as well
as granular post mortem reports with details of the attack and the
steps taken by the service provider to mitigate the attack, keeping
them in control and in command of the event. 
"Arbor has worked with Tata Communications for many years, helping to
secure its network and enabling it to deliver profitable in-cloud
managed security services. With the Cloud Signaling capability, we
are bringing together all stakeholders to address the DDoS threat to
availability in a comprehensive, automated manner. Having a global
telecommunications leader such as Tata Communications join the CSC is
a great validation of Arbor's position as a solution supplier and
trusted partner," says Arbor Networks president Colin Doherty.  
About Arbor Networks
 Arbor Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of
network security and management solutions for enterprise and service
provider networks, including the vast majority of the world's
Internet service providers and many of the largest enterprise
networks in use today. Arbor's proven network security and management
solutions help grow and protect customer networks, businesses and
brands. Through its unparalleled, privileged relationships with
worldwide service providers and global network operators, Arbor
provides unequalled insight into and perspective on Internet security
and traffic trends via the ATLAS(R) Active Threat Level Analysis
System. Representing a unique collaborative effort with 100+ network
operators across the globe, ATLAS enables the sharing of real-time
security, traffic and routing information that informs numerous
business decisions. 
For technical insight into the latest security threats and Internet
traffic trends, please visit our website at arbornetworks.com and our
blog at http://ddos.arbornetworks.com/ 
Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, How Networks Grow,
ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor Optima, Cloud Signaling, the Arbor Networks
logo, and Arbor Networks. Smart. Available. Secure. are all
trademarks of Arbor Networks, Inc. All other brand names may be
trademarks of their respective owners. 
Arbor Networks
Kevin Whalen
Director, Corporate Communications
Direct: +1 978 703 6663
E: kwhalen@arbor.net 
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