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Arbor unveils 'Peakflow' solution [ICT Monitor Worldwide]
[March 08, 2014]

Arbor unveils 'Peakflow' solution [ICT Monitor Worldwide]

(ICT Monitor Worldwide Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Arbor Networks, a leading provider of DDoS and advanced threat protection solutions for enterprise and service provider networks, has unveiled its 'Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis.' The new solution is designed for mobile network operators (MNOs) challenged with managing the steady rise in mobile data traffic and evolving threats.

About 60 per cent of mobile operators have experienced a network outage or service degradation lasting at least an hour due to malicious attacks, according to Heavy Reading's 2013 Mobile Network Security Survey.

MNOs have not had the proper level of visibility into the traffic traversing their mobile packet core, making it nearly impossible to detect malicious or non-malicious traffic that threatens service availability and performance, ultimately leading to negative customer experiences and churn, it said.

Arbor's solutions will collect telemetry directly from the packet core, providing a wide-angle view of signaling activity through a rich set of intuitive reporting tools.

These reporting tools yield key operational and security insights, including detailed signaling flow behavior between SGSN/SGW/MME and GGSN/PGW nodes – for real-time and retrospective analytics purposes; and detection and alerting of abnormal signaling message volumes, response times and information element codes – so security and operations teams can quickly identify potential causes.

Matthew Moynahan, president, said: "Given the high speeds offered by HSPA+ and LTE and the vulnerabilities inherent to BYOD, attackers are undoubtedly attracted to mobile networks as a fast, convenient and readily exploitable platform for conducting malicious attacks." "By building on our existing best-in-class Peakflow solution, we're putting the same proven network visibility and security technology into the hands of mobile network operators with Peakflow Mobile Network Analysis. Now MNOs can see, understand and help stop threats before they negatively impact their infrastructure and services," he said.

The solution will also enable multi-service network operators to deploy a single solution, providing pervasive network visibility and advanced threat protection for their fixed, HSPA/LTE and cloud infrastructures, he added.

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