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Usman Khan
Real User
Team Lead for DDoS Protection at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Our customers are very happy when we provide them with the interface. We give them read-only privileges and they can review the results by themselves. They can check how many attacks they have faced and how many attacks have been blocked… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are the ISP for government websites here in Saudi Arabia. We had a lot of attacks on those sites. The way we mitigated those attacks was by asking the people who are hosting the website about the features they were using for the… more»

What needs improvement?

Because we had some routers that were somewhat old, they were not integrated with Arbor. They did not support the NetFlow version that Arbor was running. That was a challenge. We had to upgrade the routers. Some backward-compatibility would… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is our first DDoS solution.

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It's one of the best solutions you can get for DDoS. It doesn't matter what services you're going to use. As long as you have the whole solution, the TMS and everything in-house, it's the best solution. We have a team of 12 to… more»
Consultant
Security Consultant with 51-200 employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

The DDoS mitigation. There is no other feature. It's just one dashboard with mitigation. You decide which mitigation you want and at what threshold to do this or that. Its operation is pretty simple… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I work as a security consultant and integrator. We deploy Arbor for our customers. Arbor is a great network service solution. Most of the bigger enterprises or service providers use Arbor. I don't… more»

What needs improvement?

For troubleshooting problems, it's not so intuitive. It's not straightforward. This is the core of their kernel, so they need to improve it a little bit. I don't have a specific example, but I don't… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

To be honest, I don't care about numbers. I'm a technical guy. But I know it's expensive compared to its competitors. After you have the on-premise solution, for your solution to be effective you have… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used Juniper and F5, but F5 is not an on-premise solution. They have multiple protections but it's not a full-blown solution. We still offer F5. When I joined this company I found that they work… more»

What other advice do I have?

Try to design it properly for injecting it into a network. If not, it could be that when you deploy it you will cause a "black hole" in your network and everything will go down. That has happened. In… more»
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Real User
Cloud Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Nov 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* AIF * Cloud Signalling - In my previous environment, we worked with Arbor as a carrier but in my current company some of our customers have the solution on-premise and we have to synchronize the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Some months ago, in Mexico, we had presidential elections. At that time it was very important to deny DDoS attacks, especially on the platform for counting votes in the election. This solution was… more»

What needs improvement?

The look and feel of the management console is a little old, excessively simple. If you compare it with other solutions, the look and feel of the console is like you're using technology from five or… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Because the solutions from competitors are very different, it's not easy to compare. However, the licensing from Arbor is clear and understandable and the pricing is reasonable when looking at the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

My former company didn't have a previous solution. The company was new in Mexico and there were many considerations regarding government involvement in the industry, so security considerations were… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't worry that it is complex because, out-of-the-box, it protects you from the basics. Just open it and connect, that's all you have to do. But if you are making an investment of this type because… more»
SnrProjEng081
Real User
Senior Project Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Jan 01 2019

What is most valuable?

It's very user-friendly. Everything is done through a GUI. It doesn't take much time to learn how to use it. Once you see it a few times you understand it. It provides packet capture and we can block or whitelist whichever IPs we need to. Whatever traffic we want to block - and we get IPs from… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There are multiple malicious IPs which are present everywhere. So, wherever the traffic comes from, it comes directly to the internet firewall, which utilizes the firewall's bandwidth, latency, etc. We block such traffic directly at the Arbor level only. Also, with network-level signatures, we can… more»

What needs improvement?

On the main page there are alerts that we are unable to clear, even though the issue has been resolved.

What other advice do I have?

We have seven people who directly access Arbor DDoS, mostly project engineers.
SecExp99
Real User
Security Expert at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Dec 12 2018

What is most valuable?

We are using it mainly for DDoS protection. Reporting functions provide good visibility. Also, API's helps us to improve our service. We are also using it by serving cloud signaling service to our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It protects our infrastructure. We are in a particular geography so we face a lot of cyber attacks, especially DDoS attacks. It's very beneficial for our infrastructure. It's a vital component for… more»

What needs improvement?

Learning period for managed objects are too short; better to have auto-profiling based on learning.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

As far as I know, they are very successful in DDoS protection. Because they know it, their service prices are too high. They provide cloud DDoS protection for ISPs, but that is also too expensive.

What other advice do I have?

Arbor is very good at what it does. If you have enough budget you can apply it to your infrastructure and use its flexibility and reporting features very well. But if you don't have the budget and you… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are evaluating other options. We may apply one if we find an appropriate solution. As I mentioned before, Arbor DDoS prices are too high, it's very expensive. It would be better to have more than… more»
Real User
Manager IP Services at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Specifically in the ISP infrastructure where I was working, Arbor DDoS is integrated to detect the threats and mitigation. Basically, the peak flow TMS solution and peak… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have certain gaming server data centers having some big or small LAN protectors. All protectors have been added to Arbor for mitigation and protection and the IPs with… more»

What needs improvement?

I think the diversity of protection is extremely limited. It must be expanded in future upgrades and versions. Plus, hardware stability is a big issue with Arbor. We have… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is good and they are very helpful to us. Without licensing you cannot get the complete features of the product, as well as the complete level of support, so… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No, we were just manually blackholing at level three, an upper level. We were not using any specific DDoS solutions like Arbor.

What other advice do I have?

Arbor has a global ranking and global recognition. Whenever you do a search on Google, you can find Arbor on the top three or top five DDoS protection vendors. Obviously… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Actually there is a different planning team which takes care of the projects, so I don't know if they were considering any other vendor or not, but right now Arbor is the… more»
Reseller
Security Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It's very flexible and we can easily deploy it to our network. It's very user-friendly. We can do everything via the web interface and troubleshoot easily from the CLI. It's not complicated. I like… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we implement Arbor in an organization it is protected against DDoS attacks. We also protect our services, our customers and their networks with it. We need Arbor or a similar solution in our… more»

What needs improvement?

Sometimes the PPM module gives you an error. They improved it, they deployed a patch, and fixed it. Generally, if it gives you an error, you need to power it off and back on again.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Arbor's products are very expensive. Their competitors are cheap when compared with Arbor. Now we are using Arbor, but in the future, if the price remains expensive, we might PoC the competitors. If… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Cisco Guard but Cisco no longer sells that solution. It was a very complex solution and our customer satisfaction was very low. We searched for a new solution and we liked Arbor.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Arbor's solution. I like it. In terms of increasing the usage of Arbor, when we expand our networks, we open new sites or data centers, we always use Arbor. In the future, if expand… more»
Ashutosh
Real User
Information Security Analyst with 10,001+ employees
May 03 2019

What is most valuable?

We can reduce the bandwidth to minimize the attack level. If we see more than 2.5 GBs we drop it directly. Many times an attack is with hundreds of GBs on our devices. We're able to filter that out… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It detect and protect DDOS effectively.

What needs improvement?

If we want to see live traffic, we can see do so. But once an attack that lasts for five minutes is done, the data is no longer there. It would be an improvement if we could see recent traffic in the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We found what we wanted in Arbor DDoS. It met our expectations, as IT users of different types of complex environments. It fit our needs. After we did the PoC, we found that this product is good. It… more»

What other advice do I have?

We have two teams that work with it. There is the maintenance team and we are the team that takes action. I would rate Arbor DDoS at eight out of ten. It's stable, it's scalable, and it can handle… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at competitors but I don't remember which ones now.
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What is Arbor DDoS?

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, is driven to protect the infrastructure and ecosystem of the internet. It is the principle upon which we were founded in 2000; and remains the common thread that runs through all that we do today. Arbor’s approach is rooted in the study of network traffic. Arbor’s suite of visibility, DDoS protection and advanced threat solutions provide customers with a micro view of their network enhanced by a macro view of global internet traffic and emerging threats through our ATLAS infrastructure. Sourced from more than 300 service provider customers, ATLAS delivers intelligence based on insight into approximately 1/3 of global internet traffic. Supported by Arbor’s Security Engineering & Response Team (ASERT), smart workflows and rich user context, Arbor’s network insights help customers see, understand and solve the most complex and consequential security challenges facing their organizations.
Also known as
Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
Highlights
With real-time packet capture features, you can easily and quickly response.
Predefined filters/techniques to easily stop the attacks and start mitigation.
We are able to respond quickly and prevent DDoS attacks.
Its scalability is big. It is for large deployments of big organizations and service providers.
We also use it by serving our customers' cloud signaling services with on-premise APS devices.
It's very flexible and we can easily deploy it to our network. It's very user-friendly. We can do everything via the web interface and troubleshoot easily from the CLI. It's not complicated.
It's just one dashboard with mitigation. You decide which mitigation you want and at what threshold to do this or that. Its operation is pretty simple. It's easy.
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