Aug 01, 2011
As the size, frequency and complexity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks increase, data center security and availability are quickly becoming top business concerns. Yet, traditional security products such as firewalls and intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are inadequate when it comes to stopping today's complex, multi-faceted DDoS attacks.
Arbor Networks, a leading network security company, recently introduced the Pravail - Availability Protection System (APS) - focused specifically on securing enterprises and the Internet data center (IDC) edge from threats against availability caused by DDoS attacks. This paper, produced by independent industry research and analyst firm Ovum, reviews the DDoS attack landscape and provides an objective view into the capabilities of the Pravail APS solution and its fit within the data center security portfolio.