Arbor DDoS Primary Use Case

Roman Lara
Sr. Security Engineer at Rackspace
We're a hosting company and, in this industry, it's inevitable that you're going to be attacked. We originally purchased the product back in early 2000 for the SQL monitoring. Over the years, DDoS has become a nuisance for other companies we're hosting as well. We had originally purchased it just for internal use, and to predict our own internal infrastructure. But we found an avenue to offer it to our customers as well. It has just grown from there. It's on-prem to protect our own infrastructure, as well as in the product that we sell to our customers to protect their services. We have a hybrid as well, as we use Arbor Cloud to protect our company's major assets if needed, as a type of over-capacity swing-over. View full review »
Usman Khan
Team Lead for DDoS Protection at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use it to protect websites, usually. But it's hosted in our network, our infrastructure, and the company websites as well. We are an ISP company and we provide internet services and other services to companies, like banks, etc. Part of our services is DDoS protection. View full review »
Security Consultant with 51-200 employees
I work at the service provider level. I did a deployment at a multinational telecommunications company. They have network separation, and each network has its own SP which is a controller, the "mind" of the solution, and multiple TMS's, which are the scrubbing centers for the illegal traffic. They are forwarding suspected denial-of-service traffic to the scrubbing centers, based on the SP intelligence. It will scrub the data and forward it to the normal traffic after mitigating the denial-of-service attack. View full review »
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Cloud Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The main focus was DDoS protection. View full review »
Senior Project Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We have captured a profile for every production group which has a server-type configuration. We also enable signaling. If there is a huge amount of traffic, it will indicate that to us. Accordingly, we will inform them to take action or whatever. We will determine whether it is legitimate or not based on the requirements. There is a given bandwidth for any organization, an expected amount of traffic at a given point of time. If it sees more than the traffic which we are expecting at a given point of time, it could be an anomaly. We will then check internally whether a download or upload is happening, etc. Normally, if it sees a huge amount of traffic at the same time, then automated cloud signaling will be enabled and, automatically, the traffic will be dropped. View full review »
Security Expert at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We are using Arbor as a DDoS protection infrastructure. It protects our both our company's infrastructure and also our customers' infrastructure. We are not using it to protect one website, we are protecting a lot of websites and a lot of customers' infrastructures including their websites, their web services, etc. View full review »
Manager IP Services at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
I was working in the ISP environment and the Arbor DDoS solution is integrated in there. View full review »
Security Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are an internet service provider. We are using Arbor in our networks and it mitigates all attacks on our network. We are using BGP for traffic diversion. View full review »
Technical Lead - DEVSECOPS with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use Arbor DDoS in the Asia Pacific region for a couple of government clients and Financial sector. The primary use case is for different types of problems that we do not see with other solutions, such as IPS, IDS, and FireEye. It has that type of detection and it blocks things. View full review »
Steve Puluka
Network Architect at DQE Communications
Using the Arbor SP Insight allows the detection of DDoS attacks coming in from upstream internet providers. The system provides a central analysis to detect DDoS attacks and allow reporting on internet traffic. This along with the TMS physical off-ramp mitigation platform allows us to redirect the inbound attack traffic via BGP. The offramp TMS effectively separates attack traffic from the main path used during normal operation. The system provides attack mitigation for both internal infrastructure and downstream customer services. View full review »
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Our primary use case is developing threshold values for all groups. We use it to analyze packets to build a use-case for when a server group hits the limit of incoming traffic. In such a case we suspect traffic. We use it to build use-case scenarios, based on the server input and a client's requirements. Some clients have a number of users accessing a given server which affects the bandwidth. In each case, we need to tell DDoS what is considered legitimate traffic. View full review »
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We observed traffic over six months to create a benchmark. We created alerts to trigger and be sent to our SOC once the traffic exceeds the benchmark. View full review »
Security Advisor at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use these products because of the increase in frequency and sophistication of Denial of Service and Distributed Denial of Service attacks. As a service provider, we need to control and mitigate these attacks. View full review »
Vikas Jain
Engineer at RailTel Corporation of India Ltd
Mitigating network level volumetric attacks, complete network visibility and complete control on applying countermeasures. View full review »
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