Arbor Networks partners with Networks Unlimited to help sub-Saharan African organisations mitigate growing DDOS threat

Arbor Networks, a leading provider of DDOS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, announced a new partnership with Networks Unlimited to help organisations better mitigate and defend against the growing DDOS threat to their customers' businesses. Networks Unlimited is distributing Arbor's Pravail and Peakflow solutions for DDOS mitigation and advanced threat protection in the South African market.

Networks Unlimited is a leading value-added distributor of IT security, networking and storage solutions, located across the three major centres of South Africa. Since its formation in 1994, Networks Unlimited has continually adapted to today's progressively more competitive and evolving marketplace. Networks Unlimited has remained one step ahead of the competition by providing best-of-breed products that allow for tangible results to customers via the implementation of its early adoption technology.

Part of the company strategy in becoming the leading value-added distributor for sub-Saharan Africa involves concentrating on total customer satisfaction through fast, efficient product and service delivery, easy support access, prompt dispatching of relevant information and minimal purchasing bureaucracy. Networks Unlimited currently operate across more than 15 countries in Africa, via a network of channel partners.

"Arbor Networks is regarded as a market leader for DDOS attack mitigation solutions all over the world," said Anton Jacobsz – Managing Director, Networks Unlimited. "By adding its enterprise and service provider solutions to our portfolio in South Africa, Networks Unlimited is now able to offer our resellers and partners proven solutions that address the slew of threats facing enterprise and network operators alike. This includes the growing focus by attackers on targeting the application layer where critical services and applications live. By leveraging Arbor's technology, we're giving our customers solutions that provide business continuity no matter what attack they may be mitigating behind the scenes."

"Both of our product lines provide proven DDOS mitigation technology that has been battle-tested in some of the world's most complex networks," said Bryan Hamman – Territory Manager, sub-Saharan Africa, Arbor Networks. "Through this partnership, we're working together with Networks Unlimited to help businesses and service providers across South Africa to defend against DDOS and other advanced threats that continue to grow and evolve in size and complexity."

World leader in DDOS prevention

Arbor Networks' customers include many of the world's ISPs and many of the largest enterprise networks in use today. According to a report published in December 2013 from Infonetics Research, titled: DDoS Prevention Appliance Market Outlook, Arbor's Pravail Availability Protection System (APS) is the most broadly deployed enterprise DDoS detection and mitigation solution in the market today.

Arbor Networks solutions portfolio

Many of the world's leading service providers rely on Arbor's Peakflow SP platform to proactively help fend off malicious threats such as botnets and volumetric and application-layer DDOS attacks, while strengthening the availability and quality of their services. The Peakflow SP platform includes two main components, Peakflow SP and the Threat Management System (TMS). Peakflow SP combines network-wide anomaly detection and traffic engineering with TMS's carrier-class threat management, which automatically detects and surgically removes only attack traffic, while maintaining other business traffic. With the ability to mitigate only the attack traffic, customer-facing services remain available while providers actively mitigate attacks. The Peakflow SP platform also powers many of the world's leading cloud-based DDOS managed security services.

Arbor's Pravail family includes the Pravail Availability Protection System (APS), which looks out from the network perimeter to detect and mitigate, in real-time, application-layer DDOS attacks. These stealthy attacks are a primary threat to security infrastructure solutions today, which, if compromised, can threaten the very availability of networks themselves. Pravail Network Security Intelligence (NSI) monitors network traffic data and uses advanced analytics to help organisations close the security gaps left by firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS). It is designed to look inside the network to help protect intellectual property and data from theft or loss caused by advanced malware threats, internal network misuse or abuse, or via infected mobile devices connected to the network.

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