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Arbor DDoS Pros

Sr. Security Engineer at Rackspace
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...
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TP
Assistant General Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Product Manager, MSx Security Services at TPx Communications
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.
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Sr. Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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RM
Network Security Architecture at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
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.
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AS
Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
There were huge attacks in October, around 62 attacks at 30 gigabits per second, at one of our banks. We used Arbor DDoS to mitigate these attacks, and it performed great.
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PL
Traffic Management skill center at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I like all the features together as a whole.
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Network Architect at DQE Communications
Using standard BGP, NetFlow and SNMP ensure wide compatibility. There are also peering traffic reports that can help identify upstream peering opportunities. The ATLAS aggregation service allows us to contribute to the global DDoS data and benefit from overall trends.
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SC
Owner at AMPEC DATA SERVICE
The stability is okay and we have not encountered problems with the solution.
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LM
Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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.
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Arbor DDoS Cons

Sr. Security Engineer at Rackspace
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.
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TP
Assistant General Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
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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Sr. Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
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.
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AS
Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We need a SaaS model for the solution.
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WF
Manager IP Core and Transmission Networks at GO PLC
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.
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PL
Traffic Management skill center at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Implementation could be better.
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Network Architect at DQE Communications
The upgrade process is mildly complex requiring treatment of the custom embedded OS separately from the application. The correlation of the underling OS to the application version can be easily missed.
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SC
Owner at AMPEC DATA SERVICE
An issue which needs to be addressed concerns information I received of attacks on the radar and Arbor, allegedly, not taking any action.
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LM
Information Security Officer at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
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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YI
Regional Technical Manager at HTBS
The regional support here in African could improve, such as marketing and account managers.
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Learn what your peers think about Arbor DDoS. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,143 professionals have used our research since 2012.