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Pros
"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.""Arbor has a global ranking in reliability and credibility. They are very unique and can respond to a very wide scope of threats from their global deployment.""There are a number of valuable features in this product, like Cloud Signaling and Threat Intelligence feeds.""Our customers are very happy when we provide them with the interface... They can check how many attacks they have faced and how many attacks have been blocked.""Valuable features include simple and centralized management of user access and capabilities, as well as Web 2.0 interactive attack alerting, traffic visualization, and mitigation service control.""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 internal teams and from national teams - we block at the Arbor level only, because if it gets to the firewall then firewall bandwidth will be taken."

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"The most valuable features are the configuration and configuring the process.""We have a lot of businesses that we put behind this solution, and it has really helped us in terms of monitoring the logs and incidents.""F5 technical support is really good."

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Cons
"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... In F5 I have full control of everything.""I think the diversity of protection is extremely limited. It must be expanded in future upgrades and versions.""Sometimes it blocks legitimate traffic. If a legitimate user is trying to access the server continuously, the product suspects that this is a DoS traffic file. That is a case where it needs to improve. It needs machine-learning.""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 be helpful.""The following areas need improvement: opening and tracking support tickets, online support resources, software upgrades/updates and replacement media, and event management guidelines.""On the main page there are alerts that we are unable to clear, even though the issue has been resolved.""There is definitely room for improvement in third-party intelligence and integrations.""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 dashboard. We can check and download live traffic, but a past attack, with all the details, such as why it happened and how to mitigate and prevent such future attacks, would be helpful to see."

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"The product could be improved on the global load and the integration with the other solution like Cisco and Dell. As a representor of the operation, we prefer to have one platform which can accommodate all type of integration. We are also looking for more improvements in the security policy configuration.""You need to have Linux knowledge in order to use the shell.""In terms of the scalability, this part is always so confusing because they are checking for packet count. Also, after an attack, they said that the throughput must be from gigabits but then I check my bandwidth and it is already done in gigabits. So it is a little bit confusing."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"As far as I know, they are the best in this sector, in DDoS protection. They know it, I know, because their service prices are too high. They provide cloud DDoS protection for ISPs, but that is also too expensive.""Arbor's products are very expensive. Their competitors are cheap when compared with Arbor.""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 to subscribe to an "upper level," so there's another cost. There is also a subscription to cloud services, which is another cost.""Pricing is slightly on the higher side.""Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
Top Answer: Arbor would be the best bid, apart from Arbor, Palo Alto and Fortinet have good solutions. As this is an ISP, I would prefer Arbor.
Top Answer: Arbor has the end to end solution for DDoS protection, while Radware needs to work with their 3rd party partners.
Top Answer: Again, if the solution doesn't have a web application firewall capability, it can raise the solution price. Pricing can be higher than the other solutions.
Top Answer: To make this solution much better, they must have a user-friendly configuration interface. I'm working for a partner site, so for the technical portion, it must have great troubleshooting stats. For… more »
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Also Known As
Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
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Overview

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.

F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is a service delivered via the Silverline cloud-based platform. It provides detection and mitigation to stop even the largest of volumetric DDoS attacks from reaching your network.

Silverline services are wholly deployed and managed by experts from F5’s Security Operations Center (SOC). That means you have access to highly specialized security experts, 24/7.

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Sample Customers
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Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider62%
Computer Software Company15%
Financial Services Firm8%
Security Firm8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company25%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider20%
Retailer9%
Real Estate/Law Firm8%
Company Size
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise52%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Arbor DDoS vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in DDoS with 13 reviews while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is ranked 10th in DDoS with 3 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.4, while F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is rated 7.4. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of F5 Silverline DDoS Protection writes "The core features help us with compliance but the reporting needs to be improved". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Imperva Incapsula, whereas F5 Silverline DDoS Protection is most compared with Cloudflare, Imperva Incapsula, Akamai Kona Site Defender, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and Shape Security. See our Arbor DDoS vs. F5 Silverline DDoS Protection report.

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