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"The GUI is very use-friendly. You can configure it through CLI or GUI, they give you an option to choose. It's a good solution in terms of the appliance itself. It's very light compared to other brands that offer DDoS solutions."

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"It is fully mitigating the attacks. We've dealt with other ones where we didn't necessarily see that. The detection is very good. It's also very simple to use. Arbor is a single pane of glass, whereas with other solutions you might have a detection pane of glass and then have to go to a separate interface to deal with the mitigation. That single pane of glass makes it much simpler.""The artificial intelligence feature is most appreciated. This solution can lower the throughput and clear the traffic, which is something really important for us. It also provides good protection. It is user-friendly, and its integration has also been really fast. We have many critical applications, and it was easy to integrate Arbor DDoS with our website, mobile application, and web banking.""Arbor DDoS is easy to use, provides effective blocking of DDoS attacks, and can be used for DNS, web, and main servers. Additionally, this solution is far easier to operate than others solutions, such as Fortinet DDoS.""We use it not only for DDoS detection and protection, but we also use it for traffic analysis and capacity planning as well. We've also been able to extend the use of it to other security measures within our company, the front-line defense, not only for DDoS, but for any kind of scanning malware that may be picked up. It's also used for outbound attacks, which has helped us mitigate those and lower our bandwidth costs...""I like all the features together as a whole.""The most valuable features include the traffic categorization and control of the traffic. The filtering of the traffic is very precise. When you want to stop some traffic, you precisely stop that traffic.""The auto-mitigation, that signaling feature, where it automatically raises an alarm that a line is under attack, is important. The upstream service provider will then do something to reduce the load on our internet lines. The fact that it's automated means I don't have to sit and always be looking at threats coming through. It does it almost automatically, without any intervention by me.""We have taken on the Arbor Cloud subscription, which is really useful because you secure yourself for anything beyond your current mitigation capacity. This is a really good feature of Arbor that is available."

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Cons
"They have a cloud scrubbing feature that redirects the traffic if the on-prem appliance can't accommodate a large amount of traffic but it's not available where we are."

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"Implementation could be better.""The regional support here in African could improve, such as marketing and account managers.""I would also like more visibility into their bad actor feeds, their fingerprint feeds. We try to be good stewards of the internet, so if there are attacks, or bad actors within our networks, if there were an easier way for us to find them, we could stop them from doing their malicious activity, and at the same time save money.""When it comes to some false positives, we need to tweak the system from time to time. There is room for improvement when it comes to the actual mitigation because of some false positives.""We need a SaaS model for the solution.""An issue which needs to be addressed concerns information I received of attacks on the radar and Arbor, allegedly, not taking any action.""On the application layer, they could have a better distributed traffic flow. They could improve that a bit. For network data it is very effective, but the application layer can be improved.""There is always room for improvement for any product or service. If we can bring in more agility when deploying services, that is definitely a scope which we can work towards. Nowadays, everything is being offered as a service model. It is not that we have to deploy the physical hardware, many things move up to the cloud, or even can be delivered in the VNS form in the customer's environment as well. So, in that space, if we can add more features to make it more seamless for customers to use and make it available through some marketplace, not only at the hyperscalers, but also for any on-prem deployment, that definitely would be a big plus."

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"The solution is a bit costly if you're a small organization, but I think it's worth the price that they are charging.""There is room for improvement with the pricing. It is an expensive solution. The issue with the pricing is more the way it is built. Right now we're paying per router, and there's a limitation there. I would like to see bundle-pricing where there is an overall solution cost.""We do not use the Arbor Cloud DDoS solution because it is too costly.""Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver.""The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive.""You need to find a way to get a good offering from Arbor by negotiating a price. That is the challenge.""The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower.""Arbor DDoS is quite expensive, but all these solutions are expensive because they deal with confidential information."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Hi Sean, What is your user case? i.e. Enterprise, Service Provider, MSP etc. I am partial to A10 Thunder TPS. Regards, Darryl Theron 
Top Answer: Arbor DDoS is easy to use, provides effective blocking of DDoS attacks, and can be used for DNS, web, and main servers. Additionally, this solution is far easier to operate than others solutions, such… more »
Top Answer: The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower.
Top Answer: They should improve the reporting section and make it a little bit more detailed. I would like to have much better and more detailed reports.
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Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
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Overview

The Thunder TPS is a family of high-performance DDoS defense solutions that detect and mitigate multi-vector DDoS attacks. Unlike traditional DDoS defenses that leave a wake of collateral damage against users, Thunder TPS applies a source-based defense-in-depth mitigation pipeline. This multimodal defense that includes actionable DDoS weapons intelligence, operator definable adaptive policies, and machine learning-powered Zero-Day Automated Protection (ZAP) blocks attackers while protecting real users.

The Thunder TPS is uniquely suited for communication service providers, online gaming, and enterprise network operators who protect large networks and need compact solutions with faster response from a fully automated, zero-touch defense during an attack.

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.

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DDoS defense solution trusted for more than 200 service providers, online gaming, and enterprises including; Bungie, Comcast, KDDI Corporation, Leaseweb, Microsoft Azure, NTT Docomo, Softbank, Turkcell Superonline, Verizon and more.
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Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm7%
University5%
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Comms Service Provider60%
Financial Services Firm15%
Computer Software Company10%
Security Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company26%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government4%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise9%
Large Enterprise46%
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A10 Thunder TPS is ranked 18th in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 1 review while Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews. A10 Thunder TPS is rated 8.0, while Arbor DDoS is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of A10 Thunder TPS writes "A10 Thunder TPS (Threat Protection System) is the world’s highest-performance DDoS protection solution, leading the industry in precision, intelligent automation, scalability, and performance. ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Arbor DDoS writes "With automatic flow specs we're able to drop that traffic before it even enters into our network". A10 Thunder TPS is most compared with Cloudflare, Radware DefensePro, F5 Silverline Managed Services, Imperva Incapsula and Corero, whereas Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero and Fortinet FortiDDoS.

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