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"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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"It has certainly helped out our audit efforts because we each stay compliant in terms of various security standards.""Technical support is very responsive. You just have to open a ticket. They respond in a timely manner. Their response is good. I'm satisfied.""They manage to solve detection quite nicely. There is some rather elaborate detection compared to other providers.""The most valuable feature is Click-time URL protection.""All of the solution's features are quite valuable for us. We especially like the threat protection it provides.""Endpoint to network protects the line.""The incident management on the solution is very good. You get a lot of detailed information about an incident. You also get a lot of documentation in connection with the CVI or integration."

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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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"An improvement could be made on the reporting because then it would be easier to collect information and submit it for compliance.""The administration interface needs a lot of improvement. It should be UI based, and simple. They need to improve it. It's pretty much not that friendly compared to what we were using as Bitdefender before. It's okay but is improving, actually.""It's a strange situation where the infrastructure of the consumer or customer is behind some kind of firewall and they have always used some kind of customized proxy. In this situation, the ATP has a very tough time to pass the information to the cloud and back. To fix, it requires a more elaborate and complex configuration for that particular case.""There are limits with respect to blocking files by hash value or blocking IP addresses, and these limits should be removed.""The cloud platform needs to have improvement in terms of the user interface and the different capabilities it has available. It needs to match the other leading next-gen EDR products that are available in the market. That's the reason why we are stepping away from Symantec. Their cloud environment is just generally lacking in comparison to others.""Not ideal for advanced threat protection.""Symantec appliances need improvement. The whole appliance environment is a robust system and it needs a massive amount of storage space. If you have to increase or speed up the background storage it's a pretty complicated process. The scalability and sizing is critical, and if you do it wrong you run into issues pretty quickly."

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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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"The pricing of this solution is inexpensive and affordable."

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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: In general, improvements can be made but nothing specific. I think SonicWall and McAfee are better solutions. I think this is a good solution for someone looking for endpoint protection but not so… more »
Top Answer: We use the solution for endpoint protection. I'm an infrastructure team leader and we are a customer of Symantec.
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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.

Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is a single unified solution that uncovers, prioritizes, and remediates advanced attacks. The product fuses intelligence from endpoint, network, and email control points, as well as Symantec’s massive global sensor network, to stop threats that evade individual security products. It leverages your existing Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Email Security.cloud investments, so it does not require the deployment of any new agents. You can deploy a new installation of Symantec Advanced Threat Protection and start to discover suspicious activity in under an hour. Using the proven technology in Symantec Insight reputation based detection, Symantec SONAR behavioral analysis with the new Symantec Cynic sandbox and file analysis platform, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection provides better detection and prioritization than other vendors, allowing security analysts to “zero in” on just those specific security events of importance.

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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 Provider32%
Computer Software Company25%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider20%
Computer Software Company20%
Insurance Company20%
Non Tech Company10%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm7%
University6%
Company Size
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise65%
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Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in DDoS with 13 reviews while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is ranked 6th in Advanced Threat Protection with 7 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.4, while Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is rated 7.6. 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 Symantec Advanced Threat Protection writes "Good incident management and great integrations but needs to improve its on-premises appliances". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiDDoS and Corero, whereas Symantec Advanced Threat Protection is most compared with FireEye Network Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Check Point SandBlast Network, SonicWall Capture Advanced Threat Protection and Symantec Web Isolation.

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