Arbor DDoS Stability

Usman Khan
Team Lead for DDoS Protection at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The deployment is okay, stable. But when you are manipulating the countermeasures, that is the difficult part. You have to be very careful, and you have to be sure that these countermeasures will kick in when needed, that they're going to work. We have to customize the countermeasures for each customer. That is a real challenge. We should be reviewing them every month. They might be changing their services, they might be using different ports. We have to keep asking our customers, "Okay what are you running now? What are you using now? Which port are you running now?" so that we know what to expect. We need to know which traffic would be legit and which traffic is illegitimate so that we can block the illegitimate traffic without mistakes. We don't want to block the real traffic. There is a feature in Arbor called auto-learning. We can run that and it will help us. But at the end of the day, it's for us to decide what to allow. You cannot rely on auto because, for example, if you're running auto-learning, and the services have been running on 80, and all of a sudden it switches to 443, it will keep on blocking. You have to expect what's coming. You cannot rely on auto. Human involvement is always necessary. View full review »
Security1a8a
Security Consultant with 51-200 employees
It's pretty stable. Every now and then you'll hit a bug, but it's pretty stable. View full review »
CloudSece7fe
Cloud Security Specialist at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The product is very stable. View full review »
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SnrProjEng081
Senior Project Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The stability is very good. We have never faced an issue with it. View full review »
SecExp99
Security Expert at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
As long as you don't touch it, it's very stable. But if you try to configure new features or some new deployment, sometimes that can be a problem. A few weeks ago we had an appliance that went down. View full review »
Securityebea
Security Architect with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's more stable than its competitors. We haven't had any stability issues with it. View full review »
Ashutosh
Technical Lead - DEVSECOPS with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's a stable solution. We haven't had any issues up until now, except for one or two times. On those occasions, we found attacks were getting through but then we realized we needed to update the signature database. Since then, it has been working fine. It is blocking as it should. There haven't been any bugs. View full review »
AbuFaizal
Security Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The stability of Arbor DDoS is good. It's not that complex as a product and stability is not an issue. View full review »
Informat7f04
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
The product is very stable. View full review »
TabbrezBalbbale
Security Advisor at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The initial implementation phase was a bit tricky but after that, it worked like a charm. View full review »
NetCon37561
Network Consultant at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Stability is perfectly good. I have not seen an issue in years. View full review »
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