Leiden, 2 June 2009 - Arbor Networks, a leading provider of secure service control solutions for global business networks, today announced the availability of version 5.0 of Arbor Peakflow SP , the industry’s leading network-wide infrastructure security and traffic-monitoring platform. The new Peakflow SP 5500 device nearly doubles the performance and scalability of the previous version. Peakflow SP now includes ATLAS-enabled fingerprint creation, alerting and mitigation; deeper visibility into the performance and security of business-critical applications; and enhanced reporting capabilities that allow service providers to analyze traffic to and from peers, by markets and by geography.
More than 300 customers, including the majority of the world’s service providers and many large enterprises, rely on Arbor’s Peakflow SP platform for cost-effective, pervasive and intelligent visibility into network and application-level traffic, as well as the ability to quickly recognize and mitigate security threats. Peakflow SP remains a strategic investment for service providers, allowing them to utilize the same solution for infrastructure visibility and security to deliver new, differentiated, revenue-generating managed services such as MPLS VPN visibility and DDoS managed security services.
"As enterprises struggle with the size and complexity of today’s network security threats such as distributed denial of service attacks, they are increasingly turning to their service providers for help. The providers see this as a new revenue opportunity and are aggressively marketing clean pipes services to their enterprise customers," said Robert Ayoub, industry manager with the Frost & Sullivan North America Information and Communication Technologies Practice. "Arbor is uniquely positioned to take advantage of this trend because they enable providers to deliver these security services by leveraging existing investments in Arbor technology."