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Westcon Security strengthens portfolio with Arbor Networks to mitigate critical Distributed Denial of Service threats

United Arab Emirates: Thursday, February 23 - 2012 @ 14:28

In November 2011, the companies announced that Westcon would distribute Arbor’s Pravail Availability Protection System (Pravail APS) for enterprise data centre availability and the Peakflow SP platform for service provider networks in Latin America.

“Arbor Networks is the clear market leader for DDoS attack identification and mitigation solutions worldwide. By adding their enterprise data centre and service provider solutions to our portfolio in the Middle East, Westcon is now able to offer our Value Added Resellers and partners proven solutions that address an acute problem for network operators, the ever changing threats to the availability of networks and services,” said Steve Lockie, Managing Director of Westcon.

’Given recent events and the widely publicized attempts at denial of service in the region’ we are delighted to be able to offer solutions immediately though our Westcon Security partners’ he added.

“Westcon has been a tremendous partner for Arbor Networks and we are looking forward to extending and strengthening that relationship. Arbor has a full suite of solutions for data centre operators and network service providers. Westcon has the reach and relationships we need to make sure that the key decision makers across the Middle East understand the DDoS problem and how to defend against it with Arbor solutions,” said Jeremy Nicholls, Arbor Networks channel director for EMEA.

Pravail APS is an on-premise device that protects the enterprise data centre edge from threats to availability — specifically, application-layer distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. Pravail APS delivers carrier-class DDoS attack identification and mitigation capabilities that can be rapidly deployed with little configuration, even during an attack.

The vast majority of the world’s leading service providers rely on Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform to proactively fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services. The Arbor Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Arbor Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS’s carrier-class threat management that automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic while maintaining legitimate business traffic. The Arbor Peakflow SP platform powers many of the world’s leading cloud-based DDoS managed security services.

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