Arbor Networks Successfully Protects 2014 Sochi Olympics Web Properties

  Arbor Networks Successfully Protects 2014 Sochi Olympics Web Properties

         Rostelecom Leverages Arbor for Multi-Layered DDoS Protection

Business Wire

BURLINGTON, Mass. -- March 12, 2014

Arbor Networks, Inc., a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat
protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced
today that they provided 7x24 Enhanced Event-Based Technical and Threat
Mitigation Support for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic web properties for
Rostelecom, Russia’s largest service provider.

“This is the third Olympic Games that Arbor has played a role in ensuring the
availability of its Web properties. This was a significant undertaking that
went extremely well because of our excellent working relationship with
Rostelecom and their teams,” said Arbor Networks President Matthew Moynahan.
“This was a true team effort on both sides, and great validation of the
importance of having multi-layered DDoS protection.”

“There was a huge amount of work done by Arbor consulting engineers and
developers during preparation phase of the Event, and as a result we were able
to implement new features to mitigate advanced DDoS attacks and to increase
our mitigation capacity twice,” said Rostelecom’s Head of Network Security
Muslim Medzhlumov. “Due to the collaboration we have with Arbor, we were able
to deliver continuous services to all of our customers during the Sochi
Olympic Games.”

Multi-Layered DDoS Protection

Rostelecom was able to protect Sochi Olympic web properties with
best-practices DDoS defense in a single integrated solution that delivers
mitigation from the data center to the cloud. Arbor’s products and services
help protect against the full spectrum of DDoS attacks, including volumetric,
application-layer, state-exhaustion (e.g. targeting firewall/IPS), blended and
multi-vector attacks.

Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT) was proactively
monitoring botnets and malware families via ATLAS^®, a globally scoped threat
intelligence service developed in conjunction with nearly 300 service provider
customers who share anonymous traffic data with Arbor. ATLAS gives Arbor
security researchers unique insight into 80TB/sec of global Internet traffic,
helping them to identify threats and develop protections before they impact
customer networks. Additionally, Arbor’s Technical Assistance Center (ATAC)
and Arbor Cloud^SM Security Operations Center provided 7x24 around the clock
enhanced remote threat and technical support for Rostelecom.

World Leader in DDoS Mitigation

Arbor Networks’ customers include many of the world's service providers and
largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a December 2013 report
from Infonetics Research titled, DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook,
Arbor Networks was cited as top supplier of DDoS prevention solutions overall
as well as in the Carrier, Enterprise and Mobile market segments.

About Rostelecom

Rostelecom(www.rostelecom.ru) (RTS, MICEX: RTKM) is a nationwide
telecommunications enterprise and the largest universal communications
operator in Russia, serving more than 100 million subscribers in 80 regions.
Rostelecom offers cutting-edge fixed and mobile telephony, broadband access,
pay television and cloud solutions to consumers and businesses.

About Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks, Inc. helps secure the world’s largest enterprise and service
provider networks from DDoS attacks and advanced threats.Arbor is the world’s
leading provider of DDoS protection in the enterprise, carrier and mobile
market segments, according to Infonetics Research. Arbor’s advanced threat
solutions deliver comprehensive network visibility through a combination of
packet capture and NetFlow technology, enabling the rapid detection and
mitigation of malware and malicious insiders. Arbor also delivers
market-leading analytics for dynamic incident response, historical analysis,
visualization and forensics. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making
network and security teams the experts.Our goal is to provide a richer
picture into networks and more security context - so customers can solve
problems faster and help reduce the risk to their business.

To learn more about Arbor products and services, please visit our website at
arbornetworks.com. Arbor’s research, analysis and insight, together with data
from the ATLAS^® global threat intelligence system, can be found at the ATLAS
Threat Portal.

Trademark Notice: Arbor Networks, Peakflow, ArbOS, ATLAS, Pravail, Arbor
Cloud, 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.

Contact:

Arbor Networks
Kevin Whalen, 781-362-4377
kwhalen@arbor.net
 
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