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Whitepaper: Bot and Botnet Taxonomy

by Arbor NetworksJul 22, 2008

Get a technical overview of the various malicious bot families and how they work, including source code, disassembly analysis and methods they use to attack new systems. Understand common bot internals and the how to both spot them and stop them.


Whitepaper: The Growing Need for Intelligent DDoS Mitigation Systems

by Arbor NetworksSep 01, 2010

With more business being done online, any downtime can dramatically impact the bottom line. The growing scale and frequency of DDoS attacks pose a significant threat to Internet-facing businesses. Many enterprises and IDC operators have a false sense of security because they believe intrusion prevention system (IPS) devices or firewalls protect them from DDoS.

This white paper examines why IPS devices and firewalls fall short on protection from DDoS attacks and how an intelligent DDoS mitigation system (IDMS) offers an ideal solution by enabling a layered defense strategy to combat both volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks.


Whitepaper: The Growing Threat of Application-Layer DDoS Attacks

by Arbor NetworksOct 01, 2010

As the size and frequency of DDoS attacks continue to grow, so, too, does the diversity of these attacks. Internet-facing organizations are quickly discovering that they must protect themselves from not only traditional volumetric-based DDoS attacks aimed at their network infrastructure, but also from smaller, more targeted, stealthier application-layer attacks against well-known applications such as HTTP, DNS and VoIP.

This paper discusses the growing threat of application-layer attacks; the significant business impacts these attacks can have on revenue, profit, productivity and brand reputation; and the solutions available to help organizations detect and mitigate these evolving threats.


Whitepaper: The Business Value of DDoS Protection

by Arbor NetworksFeb 01, 2011

As companies increasingly outsource their critical online operations such as Web sites, ecommerce, email and domain name system (DNS), the tolerance levels for outages and downtime continue to diminish. As a result, service availability is top of mind for hosting providers. Distributed denial of service (DDoS) has emerged as a major and growing threat to service provider availability - imposing cost and risk on both providers and their customers alike. Download this paper to learn how to evaluate your risk vs. the expected returns from investing in a DDoS defense solution.


Whitepaper: Anatomy of a Botnet

by Arbor NetworksMar 01, 2011

As a wide-open environment, the Internet has allowed a large criminal element to thrive. For evidence, look no further than the escalating growth of botnets and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that have been publicized in recent news. Download this paper to learn how emerging botnet and DDoS threats are identified, analyzed and mitigated to help protect organizations like yours from their impact.


Whitepaper: Ovum Technology Audit: Arbor Pravail DDoS Protection Solution

by Arbor NetworksAug 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.


Whitepaper: Layered Intelligent DDoS Mitigation Systems

by Arbor NetworksAug 01, 2011

As the size, frequency and complexity of DDoS attacks increase, security and availability are quickly becoming top business concerns. Yet, traditional security products such as firewalls or intrusion prevention systems (IPS) are inadequate when it comes to stopping today's volumetric and application-layer DDoS attacks. The solution? A layered Intelligent DDoS Mitigation System (IDMS).

This paper examines some of the latest DDoS attack trends and provides service providers with best practices for delivering layered DDoS protection services that can help maintain customer availability and security. It also highlights solutions that can provide a comprehensive, layered IDMS solution that extends from the data center edge to the ISP cloud.


Whitepaper: Planning Security Budgets: Quantify the Financial Risk of DDoS

by Arbor NetworksMar 05, 2012

Size, frequency and complexity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are all on the rise, making data center security and availability a top concern for most enterprises. The goal of the attack is to prevent the data center from functioning. This translates, potentially, to a complete shutdown of ecommerce transactions, email delivery, voice or DNS services, Web site access and other business-critical services. The business impact will depend on the length of time the services are unavailable and the value of those services to the business.

IT security managers have the difficult task of assessing the threat landscape and allocating limited funds to minimize their exposure to DDoS attacks. This paper, written by Arbor Networks, a leading provider of network security and management solutions, offers guidelines and a framework for setting security budget priorities, based on risk and consequences of an attack on your business operations.


Whitepaper: The Cloud Signaling Coalition: ISPs and Enterprises Working Together to Block the Evolving DDoS Threat

by Arbor NetworksMar 05, 2012

As distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks escalate in size and complexity, their detection and mitigation requires the collaboration of all stakeholders - from the enterprise to the service provider. The Cloud Signaling Coalition (CSC), from Arbor Networks, enables this collaboration by facilitating the local and upstream mitigation of application-layer DDoS attacks, as well as flood-based DDoS attacks, in an automated and real-time manner.

This white paper examines how cloud signaling works and how its faster, automated approach to DDoS mitigation benefits both enterprise data centers and managed security service providers (MSSPs.


Whitepaper: Why Anti-DDoS Products and Services are Critical for Today's Business Environment: Protecting against Modern DDoS Threats

by Arbor NetworksApr 24, 2012

This white paper examines DDoS attacks in detail. It illustrates the attack vectors being used and describes why the threat to organizations is greater than ever before. It explains why traditional firewall and IPS solutions fall short in protecting organizations against today's sophisticated DDoS attacks. The Arbor Networks solution, profiled within, is described as a complete, purpose-built solution that Frost & Sullivan believes can provide protection against the wide range of DDoS attacks targeting corporate data centers.