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"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.""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.""I like all the features together as a whole.""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.""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.""The stability is okay and we have not encountered problems with the solution.""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.""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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"Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation.""From what I understand, you can encrypt and unencrypt traffic moving in transit. This is one of the features that we liked about it.""It's easy to set up. The deployment takes one or two days. You need to collect the data from a device and then direct it to the portal.""Overall, the implementation is very good.""It has definitely helped us improve our mean time to resolution on network issues.""We find that Stealthwatch can detect the unseen."

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Cons
"An issue which needs to be addressed concerns information I received of attacks on the radar and Arbor, allegedly, not taking any action.""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.""Implementation could be better.""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.""We need a SaaS model for the solution.""The regional support here in African could improve, such as marketing and account managers.""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.""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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"We determined that Stealthwatch wouldn't provide the machine learning model that we required.""It's a good solid solution but integration with Network Access Control products with Cisco ISE would be good.""We would like the solution to make more advances in the way that Extreme Networks has been doing.""Cisco could improve the administration for the customers.""The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best.""Many of these tools require extensive on-premises hardware to run."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Arbor is striking a good balance between pricing and what they deliver."
  • "The solution is a bit costly if you're a small organization, but I think it's worth the price that they are charging."
  • "Arbor DDoS is quite expensive, but all these solutions are expensive because they deal with confidential information."
  • "We do not use the Arbor Cloud DDoS solution because it is too costly."
  • "You need to find a way to get a good offering from Arbor by negotiating a price. That is the challenge."
  • "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."
  • "The licensing of a complete Arbor solution, including fire-walling and unified site management, can get expensive."
  • "The price of this solution is a little high in the African market, it should be lower."
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  • "This is an expensive product. We have quit paying for support because we don't want to have to upgrade it and keep paying for it."
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    Questions from the Community
    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.
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    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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    Great network monitoring, looking at anomaly detection and evaluation.
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    This is an expensive solution and the license is expensive. The cost is an area where a lot of clients are a little uncomfortable. The license cost is based on the size of the environment you're… more »
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    The visualization could be improved, the GUI is not the best. Stealthwatch was purchased from a company called Lancope and the look and feel of the tool is a little different from some of Cisco's… more »
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    Also Known As
    Arbor Networks SP, Arbor Networks TMS, Arbor Cloud for ENT
    Cisco Stealthwatch Enterprise, Lancope StealthWatch
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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.

    With Arbor DDoS you can automatically identify and stop all types of DDoS attacks and other cyber threats before they impact the availability of business-critical services.


    Arbor DDoS is an intelligently automated combination of in-cloud and on-premises DDoS attack protection that is continuously backed by global threat intelligence and expertise.

    Arbor DDoS Features and Benefits:

    • Global DDoS Protection: Arbor DDoS is an all-in-one solution offering carrier-agnostic, global DDoS protection that is backed by world-class security intelligence as well as industry leading DDoS protection products.
    • Worldwide scrubbing centers: Arbor DDoS offers comprehensive protection from the largest DDoS attacks.
    • Cloud Only and/or Hybrid Protection: The solution provides the flexibility to design comprehensive DDoS protection that fits your specific environment. It can be deployed as a cloud-only and/or an intelligent combination of in-cloud and on-premise DDoS protection.
    • Global Threat Intelligence: Arbor DDoS protection is continuously armed with the latest global threat intelligence from Netscout’s response team.
    • Automated DDoS Attack Detection and Mitigation: DDoS attacks can be automatically detected and routed to Arbor Cloud global scrubbing centers for mitigation.
    • Managed Services: To manage and optimize your on-premise DDoS protection, you can rely upon the industry-leading expertise of Arbor Networks.
    • Multi-layered Approach: As part of a layered approach to DDoS protection, Arbor Cloud provides in-cloud protection from advanced and high-volume DDoS attacks, all without interrupting access to your applications or services. Arbor Cloud’s automated or on-demand traffic scrubbing service defends against volumetric DDoS attacks that are too large to be mitigated on premises.

    Reviews from Real Users:

    Below are some of the many reasons why PeerSpot users are giving Arbor DDoS an 8 out of 10 rating:

    "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.” - Roman L, Sr. Security Engineer at Rackspace

    "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.” - Assistant General Manager at a comms service provider

    “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." - Erik N., Product Manager, MSx Security Services at TPx Communications

    Cisco Stealthwatch uses NetFlow to provide visibility across the network, data center, branch offices, and cloud. Its advanced security analytics uncover stealthy attacks on the extended network. Stealthwatch helps you use your existing network as a security sensor and enforcer to dramatically improve your threat defense.

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    Sample Customers
    Xtel Communications
    Edge Web Hosting, Telenor Norway, Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Webster Financial Corporation, Westinghouse Electric, VMware, TIAA-CREF
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider60%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Security Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider32%
    Computer Software Company25%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Government5%
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    Healthcare Company23%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Transportation Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider36%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise7%
    Large Enterprise79%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Arbor DDoS is ranked 1st in Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection with 12 reviews while Cisco Stealthwatch is ranked 4th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 6 reviews. Arbor DDoS is rated 8.8, while Cisco Stealthwatch is rated 8.4. 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 Cisco Stealthwatch writes "Provides valuable security knowledge and helps us improve network performance". Arbor DDoS is most compared with Radware DefensePro, Cloudflare, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Corero and AWS Shield, whereas Cisco Stealthwatch is most compared with Darktrace, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, ThousandEyes and Vectra AI.

    We monitor all Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) Protection reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.